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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke .
Written in English


  • Walpole, Robert, -- Earl of Orford, -- 1676-1745.,
  • Pitt, William, -- Earl of Chatham, -- 1708-1778.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1727-1760.,
  • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJeremy Black.
SeriesBritish history in perspective
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 151 p. ;
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16590496M
ISBN 100333455746

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Two Early Political Associations: The Quakers and the Dissenting Deputies in the Age of Sir Robert Walpole By N. C. Hunt Clarendon Press, Read preview Overview The Endless Adventure: Personalities and Practical Politics in Eighteenth-Century England By F. .   Robert Walpole (lived Aug to Ma ) is regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain (although this term was not used during this time). He served under George I and II. He was born in Houghton Hall, Norfolk to mother Mary . The wars of the eighteenth century were almost all followed by the acquisition of new colonies. The colonies already established were growing rapidly both in wealth and population. By the middle of the eighteenth century, the British colonies in America already had about two hundred thousand inhabitants and lay in a long line from Maine to Florida.   Robert Walpole () was a British statesman who is most well known for being the first British Prime Minister, though the title of Prime Minister did not officially exist at the time. During his lifetime, Walpole earned a great amount of political titles and worked his way into (and back into!) the Prime Minister

Robert Walpole and the Excise Crisis The potential of the newspaper press to shape opinion was not lost on the most prominent politician of the early eighteenth century, Sir Robert Walpole, who attempted to use it to consolidate his power. However, despite his best efforts to tar all his opponents with a . pedantry; rather it emphasizes that the historiography of eighteenth-century Britain suffers from the same fate as eighteenth-century Po-3 As one example of this trend, the International Directory of Eighteenth-Century Studies (Oxford, ) lists current projects on women's history as against only ten on war and society in this period. Robert Walpole was born on 26 August in Houghton, Norfolk into a wealthy landowning family. He was educated at Cambridge University and in became member of parliament for Castle Rising. Professor Walcott published his English Politics in t"e Early Eighteenth Century, in which he insisted that the structure of politics of this period was similar to that in the 1 s. His book has been widely used and widely quoted, with the result that confusion now prevails. 1 Although there is muchFile Size: KB.

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