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William Pitt the Younger [electronic resource] /
Eric J. Evans.
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
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xvi, 91 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0415132851
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
isbn
0415132851
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8101771
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 88-91).
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William Pitt the Younger, by Eric J. Evans, 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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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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William Pitt the Younger re-examines Pitt's career in the light of recent research & offers insight on these stereotypes. Evans outlines Pitt's economic, domestic & foreign policy as well as detailing the changes in party politics, etc. during the period.
Main Description
InWilliam Pitt the Younger,Eric J. Evans re-examines Pitt's career in light of recent research and makes the controversial statement that Pitt's life does not fit into two neat stereotypes. This complete historical background to Pitt's political career outlines his economic, domestic and foreign policy as well as detailing the changes in party politics and monarchy during the period.
Main Description
William Pitt the Youngerre-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.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Making of a Prime Ministerp. 1
Pitt the Political Reformerp. 10
Pitt and the 'national Revival', 1783-93p. 17
Foreign and Commercial Policy, 1783-91p. 25
Pitt, Party and Monarchyp. 34
A Nation at War, 1793-1801p. 44
Pitt, Patriotism and Reform in the 1790sp. 54
The Importance of Irelandp. 62
The Closing Years, 1801-6p. 71
Conclusion and Assessmentp. 79
Further Readingp. 88
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