William Pitt the Younger

William Pitt the Younger

William Pitt the Younger

William Pitt the Younger

Synopsis

William Pitt the Younger re-examines Pitt's career in the light of recent research and emphasizes that it should not be stereotyped as having a 'reformist' phase in the years to 1793 and a 'reactionary' phase thereafter.His treatment includes explanation of:* Pitt's rapid rise to power* the importance of his relations with George III* contemporary party politics, including his own description of himself as an 'independent Whig'* his administrative and financial reforms in the 1780s* his foreign policy and war strategy* his plans for assuring a satisfactory political union with Ireland and why they were frustrated.This volume by Eric J. Evans, includes a complete historical background to the leader's political career and analyses his achievements. The author outlines Pitt's economic, domestic and foreign policy as well as detailing the changes in party politics and monarchy during the period.

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Lancaster Pamphlets offer concise and up-to-date accounts of major historical topics, primarily for the help of students preparing for Advanced Level examinations, though they should also be of value to those pursuing introductory courses in universities and other institutions of higher education. Without being all-embracing, their aims are to bring some of the central themes or problems confronting students and teachers into sharper focus than the textbook writer can hope to do; to provide the reader with some of the results of recent research which the textbook may not embody; and to stimulate thought about the whole interpretation of the topic under discussion.

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