Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers

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Robert Eccleshall, Graham S. Walker
Psychology Press, 1998 - Political Science - 428 pages
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The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers is a wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain's prime ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to Tony Blair. Written by some of the leading authorities on British politics this authoritative dictionary provides essential information about each premiership, including facts and analytical debate.
Each entry has been written to the same formula and contains:
* brief biographical information outlining career history and significant dates and events
* a brief summary of the significance and peculiarities of a particular prime minister followed by a more descriptive and interpretative account of his or her political life and impact on British politics
* references and further reading.
The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers addresses many of the key themes to understanding the role and impact of particular prime ministers such as: the political context; party management and reform; intra-party intellectual debate; and where relevant the evolution of the office of prime minister.
 

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Contents

Stephen Taylor
14
Andrew Hanham
28
Karl Schweizer
42
Marie Peters
61
Frederick North styled Lord North 175290
64
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck Third Duke
77
Jennifer Mori
94
Eric Evans
116
Eugenia Biagini
213
Graham Walker
231
Iain Hutchinson
244
Keith Grieves
262
Andrew Thorpe
281
Stuart Ball
295
Stephen Brooke
315
Arthur Marwick
329

Brian Hill
136
Boyd Hilton
151
Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley Fourteenth
161
Henry John Temple Third Viscount Palmerston
174
John Walton
196
Michael Kenny
343
Brian Brivati
357
Robert Eccleshall
383
Index
401
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Eccleshall is professor and Head of the Department of Politics at Queen's University, Belfast.

Walker is Reader in Politics at the Queen's University, Belfast.

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