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The parameters of politics

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780719064289
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0001
The parameters of politics

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This chapter describes the political system in Great Britain during the first decade of the regime of George III, discussing criticism that he was subverting to pre-Bill of Rights practice and investigating whether he was subverting the constitution, as portrayed by the traditional interpretation long held by Whig or liberal historians. It explains that, during the period from 1760 to 1770, the political system was not yet markedly susceptible to outside pressure, and that the key centres of power were the Crown, the cabinet and the House of Commons.

Keywords: Great Britain; political condition; George III; Bill of Rights; political system; Crown; cabinet; House of Commons

Chapter.  9975 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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