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Britain's Greatest Prime Minister: Lord Liverpool

Britain's Greatest Prime Minister: Lord Liverpool

by Martin Hutchinson


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Britain's Greatest Prime Minister: Lord Liverpool unpicks two centuries of Whig history to redeem Lord Liverpool (1770-1828) from 'arch-mediocrity' and establish him as the greatest political leader the country has ever seen. In the past, biographers of Lord Liverpool have not sufficiently acknowledged the importance of his foremost skill: economic policy (including fiscal, monetary and banking system questions). Here, Hutchinson's decades of experience in the finance sector provide a more specialised perspective on Liverpool's economic legacy than most historians are able to offer. From his adept handling of unparalleled economic and social difficulties, to his strategic defeat of Napoleon and unprecedented approach to the subsequent peace process, Liverpool is shown to have set Britain's course for prosperity and effective government for the following century. In addition to granting him his rightful place among British Prime Ministers on both domestic and foreign policy grounds, Hutchinson advances how a proper regard for Liverpool's career might have changed the structure and policies of today's government for the better.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718895631
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
Publication date: 11/26/2020
Series: Fantasia S.
Product dimensions: 9.17(w) x 6.10(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin Hutchinson was born in London, brought up in Cheltenham, England, and has lived in Singapore, Croatia, London, suburban Washington, and since 2011 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was a merchant banker for more than twenty-five years before moving into financial journalism in 2000. He earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Table of Contents

I - Introduction II - Early years to Pitt's death, 1770-1806 III - Primus inter pares 1806-11 IV - Year of Destiny 1812 V - Years of Victory - 1813-15 VI - Penury and Progress - 1815-19 VII - Challenges, recovery and transition - 1820-23 VIII - Bubble, reform, death and oblivion 1824-32 IX - Conclusion Bibliography Index

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