Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers

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Robert Eccleshall, Graham Walker
Routledge, Jun 1, 2002 - Political Science - 448 pages
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

Robert Walpole First Earl of Orford
1
Spencer Compton First Earl of Wilmington
14
Henry Pelham
17
Thomas PelhamHolles Duke of Newcastle
28
William Cavendish Fourth Duke of Devonshire
34
John Stuart Third Earl of Bute
36
George Grenville
42
Charles WatsonWentworth Second Marquess of Rockingham
46
Henry John Temple Third Viscount Palmerston
174
Benjamin Disraeli First Earl of Beaconsfield
183
William Ewart Gladstone
196
Robert Arthur Talbot GascoyneCecil Third Marquess of Salisbury
213
Archibald Philip Primrose Fifth Earl of Rosebery
222
Arthur James Balfour First Earl of Balfour
231
Henry Campbell Bannerman
239
Herbert Henry Asquith Earl of Oxford and Asquith
244

William Pitt First Earl of Chatham
54
Augustus Henry Fitzroy Third Duke of Grafton
61
Frederick North styled Lord North 175290 Second Earl of Guilford
64
William Petty Second Earl of Shelburne
73
William Henry CavendishBentinck Third Duke of Portland
77
William Pitt the Younger
85
Henry Addington First Viscount Sidmouth
94
William Wyndham Grenville First Baron Grenville
98
Spencer Perceval
101
Robert Banks Jenkinson Second Earl of Liverpool
106
George Canning
116
Frederick John Robinson First Viscount Goderich First Earl of Ripon
120
Arthur Wellesley First Duke of Wellington
123
Charles Grey Second Earl Grey of Howick
128
William Lamb Second Viscount Melbourne
136
Robert Peel
142
Lord John Russell First Earl Russell
151
Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley Fourteenth Earl of Derby
161
George Gordon later HamiltonGordon Fourth Earl of Aberdeen
167
David Lloyd George First Earl of Dwyfor
252
Andrew Bonar Law
262
Stanley Baldwin First Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
273
James Ramsay MacDonald
281
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
289
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
295
Clement Richard Attlee First Earl of Prestwood
305
Robert Anthony Eden First Earl of Avon
315
Maurice Harold Macmillan First Earl of Stockton
320
Alexander Frederick DouglasHome Lord Home of the Hirsel
329
James Harold Wilson Lord Wilson of Rievaulx
333
Edward Richard George Heath
343
Leonard James Callaghan Lord Callaghan of Cardiff
350
Margaret Hilda Thatcher née Roberts Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven
358
John Major
384
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
392
Index
401
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