The Younger Pitt: The consuming struggle

The Younger Pitt: The consuming struggle

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This is the concluding volume of a three-volume, widely acclaimed biography of William Pitt the Younger, who was Prime Minister of England from 1783 to 1801 and from 1804 to his death in 1806. The present volume covers the years from 1797 to his death, a period filled with momentous events: unrest and disaffection at home, French preparations for invasion, Pitt's sudden resignation in 1801, Nelson dying in the hours of victory at Trafalgar, Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz over Britain's allies, and, finally, Pitt's death at the lowest point in his career.... when Canning left the Foreign Office for a seat on the Board of Control for India , and then fell suddenly and violently in love with the girl he married the next ... For Pitt, affectionate and warm in his friendships, did not keep them actively in good repair. ... of the girla#39;s wealth which might help his protegea#39;s political career ( p.

Title:The Younger Pitt: The consuming struggle
Author:John Ehrman
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 1983


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