Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John W. Derry
    Pages 1-4
  3. John W. Derry
    Pages 5-70
  4. John W. Derry
    Pages 71-119
  5. John W. Derry
    Pages 120-150
  6. John W. Derry
    Pages 151-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-207

About this book


Politics in the reign of George III have frequently been regarded as corrupt and ineffective. Rather than concentrating on the weaknesses of the traditional system John Derry shows how remarkably resilient it was. The reader is provided with sufficient narrative to follow events, but there is also pungent comment and analysis which brings out clearly and forcefully why the old order survived for so long. Indeed, Derry argues that the traditional system was able to adapt successfully and positively to each new test placed upon it. He breaks away from a preoccupation with party development and demonstrates that the system made sense.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John W. Derry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-42221-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20694-0
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