Eighteenth-Century British Premiers: Walpole to the Younger Pitt
Following his earlier surveys of 19th and 20th Century British Prime Ministers, Dick Leonard turns his attention to their 18th Century predecessors, including such major figures as Robert Walpole, the Elder Pitt (Lord Chatham), Lord North and the Younger Pitt.
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2 Spencer Compton First Earl of Wilmington George IIs Favourite Nonentity
3 Henry Pelham Pragmatic Heir to Walpole
4 Thomas PelhamHolles Duke of Newcastle Mighty Panjandrum Feeble Premier
5 William Cavendish Fourth Duke of Devonshire I Have No Motive but the Kings Service
6 John Stuart Third Earl of Bute the Kings Dearest Friend
7 George Grenville Able Premier Undermined by His Own Prolixity
10 Augustus Henry Fitzroy Third Duke of Grafton WellIntentioned Dilettante
11 Frederick North Styled Lord North Outstanding Parliamentarian Pity about the Colonies
12 William Petty Second Earl of Shelburne Too Clever by Half?
13 William Henry CavendishBentinck Third Duke of Portland Twice a Figurehead Premier
14 William Pitt the Younger Peacetime Prodigy Less Successful in War
8 Charles WatsonWentworth Second Marquess of Rockingham the Conscience of the Whigs
9 William Pitt the Elder First Earl of Chatham I am Sure That I Can Save This Country and That Nobody Else Can
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