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The Resource The Duke of Portland : politics and party in the age of George III, David Wilkinson

The Duke of Portland : politics and party in the age of George III, David Wilkinson

Label
The Duke of Portland : politics and party in the age of George III
Title
The Duke of Portland
Title remainder
politics and party in the age of George III
Statement of responsibility
David Wilkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "David Wilkinson's analysis carefully dismantles many popular misconceptions about political life in this period, and breaks new ground in examining Portland's later career. After a protracted period of soul-searching, the Duke joined forces with his old enemy Pitt in 1794. As Home Secretary he was responsible for public order during serious wartime shortages, and for the repression of radicalism. Portland was in charge of domestic secret service operations and played a key role both in preventing revolution in Britain as well as suppressing rebellion in Ireland
  • His Irish policies are thoroughly reassessed, not only in the well-known controversies over the Catholic question in 1795 and 1807, but also in the light of dramatic new evidence that reveals how and why illegal methods were used to obtain the Union in 1800. Ranging from politics to ideology, and from patronage to corruption, this biography provides fascinating insights into British history in the age of George III."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, David
Dewey number
  • 941.07/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA506.P76
LC item number
W55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Prime ministers
  • Nobility
  • Political parties
  • Portland, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Portland, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck
  • Great Britain
Label
The Duke of Portland : politics and party in the age of George III, David Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Making of a Whig -- 2. High Office -- 3. Heading the Party -- 4. Fragmentation and Coalition -- 5. Home Secretary -- 6. Whig into Tory
Control code
50417353
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780333963852
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002029890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Duke of Portland : politics and party in the age of George III, David Wilkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Making of a Whig -- 2. High Office -- 3. Heading the Party -- 4. Fragmentation and Coalition -- 5. Home Secretary -- 6. Whig into Tory
Control code
50417353
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780333963852
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002029890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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