The House of Lords in the Age of George III (1760-1811), Paperback / softback Book

The House of Lords in the Age of George III (1760-1811) Paperback / softback

Part of the Parliamentary History Book Series series


A full and comprehensive assessment of the place of the 18th-century peerage and House of Lords. * Uses statistical and anecdotal evidence to create a variegated portrait of the nobility, its political outlook, and the ways in which the nobility's multifarious roles combined to shape its members' conduct as peers of parliament* Challenges the assumption that the Lords remained a creature of the crown and demonstrates that peers and bishops were useful, informed, and broadly connected legislators* Incorporates the results of recent research on the role of ideology in 18th-century British politics and the legislative business of parliaments* Draws on contemporary newspapers and journals and over 120 manuscript collections, some not previously consulted by students of the House* Offers new insights into the Lords' changing relations with the crown and the Commons, traces the metamorphosis of the 'party of the crown' into an ultra-tory connection, and demonstrates that even as it resisted some political and social reform, the Lords was a useful legislative chamber that adapted effectively to the rising volume of business


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 488 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781405192255



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