Walpole and the Whig Supremacy

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Plates
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I Walpole with Speaker Onslow in the House of Commons (c. 1730) -- engraving by J. Fagg64
II Walpole in 1738 -- bust by J. M. Rysbrack65
III Thomas Pelham Holles, Duke of Newcastle -- drawing by William Hoare 65
IV George II in middle life -- painting by John Shackleton 80
V Queen Caroline -- painting by Enoch Seeman80
VI 'Ready Mony the prevailing Candidate, or the Humours of an Election' -- political cartoon, 172781
VII 'Excise in Triumph' -- political cartoon, 1733144
VIII 'The Festival of the Golden Rump' -- political cartoon, 1737145
IX 'In Place' -- political cartoon, 1738160
X 'Idol-Worship or The Way to Preferment' -- political cartoon, 1740161

Acknowledgements

The author and publisher wish to thank the following for permission to reproduce the illustrations in this book: the British Museum, plates I, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X; the National Portrait Gallery, plates II, III, IV, V.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Introduction to the Series 5
  • Contents 7
  • Plates 8
  • Preface 9
  • I - Walpole and the Whigs 11
  • 2 - A Whig Apprenticeship (1701-14) 20
  • 3 - The Hanoverian Succession 40
  • 4 - Walpole Consolidates His Power 56
  • 5 - Political Management 66
  • 6 - Financial and Commercial Policies 93
  • 7 - Foreign Policy 113
  • 8 - Walpole and His Critics 140
  • 9 - Walpole in Power (1721-42) 160
  • 10 - The Last Years (1742-5) 188
  • Bibliography 193
  • Index 197
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