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  • May 1990

Politics in the Age of Fox, Pitt and Liverpool

Continuity and Transformation


Part of the book series: British History in Perspective (BHP)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • John W. Derry
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Pittite Restoration

    • John W. Derry
    Pages 5-70
  4. The Challenge of War

    • John W. Derry
    Pages 71-119
  5. The Search for a Ministry

    • John W. Derry
    Pages 120-150
  6. The Pittite Tradition Renewed and Extended

    • 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.


  • argue
  • comment
  • event
  • politics
  • restoration
  • tradition

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    John W. Derry

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