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The political scenario in 1760

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/9780719064289.003.0002
The political scenario in 1760

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This chapter examines the political scenario in Great Britain in 1760. During this time, there was standing Whig opposition to Tory lineage in order to give more preference to the more respectable designation of the country interest. The main thrust of the political stance of the Whigs was to curb the power of the Crown. The chapter revaluates the political significance of George III's accession in 1760 in the light of the political perceptions of the 1750s. It also discusses George III's initiative to remove his grandfather's proscription from honours and offices of those deemed Tory.

Keywords: political scenario; Great Britain; Whig; Tory; Crown; George III

Chapter.  7671 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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