The Duke of Portland: Politics and Party in the Age of George III

The Duke of Portland: Politics and Party in the Age of George III

by D. Wilkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333963857

ISBN-13: 9780333963852

Pub. Date: 12/13/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played an important

Overview

The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played an important public role in many of the political crises of his era (including the French Revolution and the Union) as well as a hidden role in British history (he was involved in the secret service and political corruption).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333963852
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/13/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Making of a Whig High Office Heading the Party Fragmentation and Coalition Home Secretary Whig into Tory

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