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George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Peter D. G. Thomas


The eighteenth century was long deemed ‘the classical age of the constitution’ in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution of 1688–1689. This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier, who, in 1929, argued that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher, and that Parliament was an administration composed of factions and opposition. George III is a high-profile and well-known character in British history, whose policies have often been blamed for th ... More

Keywords: eighteenth century, constitution, cabinet government, two-party system, Whigs, Tories, Parliament, monarchy, Glorious Revolution, George III

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064289
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter D. G. Thomas, author