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Book:The impossible office? : the history of the British prime minister / Anthony Seldon.:2021 Book The impossible office? : the history of the British prime minister / Anthony Seldon.
The impossible office? : the history of the British prime minister / Anthony Seldon.
Author: Seldon, Anthony,
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781316515327 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface; 1. The Bookend Prime Ministers: Walpole and Johnson; 2. A Country Transformed, 1721-2021; 3. The Liminal Premiership: From the Saxons to 1806; 4. The Transformational Prime Ministers, 1806-2021; 5. The Powers of the Prime Minister, 1721-2021; 6. The Constraints on the Prime Minister, 1721-2021; 7. The Falling Power of the Monarchy, 1660-2021; 8. The Rise and Fall of the Foreign Secretary, 1782-2021; 9. The Rise, and Rise of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1660-2021; 10. The Impossible Office: The Prime Minister by 2021.
Extent: 300 pages
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Marking the third centenary of the office of Prime Minister, this book explains how and why it has endured longer than any other democratic political office. Sir Anthony Seldon, historian of Number 10 Downing Street, explores the lives and careers of our great Prime Ministers, discussing which have been most effective and why. Marking the third centenary of the office of Prime Minister, this book tells its extraordinary story, explaining how and why it has endured longer than any other democratic political office in world history. Sir Anthony Seldon, historian of Number 10 Downing Street, explores the lives and careers, loves and scandals, successes and failures, of all our great Prime Ministers. From Robert Walpole and William Pitt the Younger, to Clement Attlee and Margaret Thatcher, Seldon discusses which of our Prime Ministers have been most effective and why. He reveals the changing relationship between the Monarchy and the office of the Prime Minister in intimate detail, descr

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