The Life of William Pitt, Volume 2: Earl of Chatham

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Taylor & Francis, 1966 - 432 pages

This impressive study of the life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, was first published in 1913 when it achieved instant recognition as a brilliant appraisal of Pitt's career. It is a book with many outstanding merits to commend it to students of eighteenth century English history.

Based on thorough and extensive researches, it traces Pitt's career from his election as a Member of Parliament for Old Sarum in 1735 and gives a well balanced account of his part in home and foriegn politics and colonial affairs during the next 30 years. The book contains many good maps and an excellent index, and a very valuable appendix gives a list of all Pitt's extant speeches, with references to where reports of them may be found.

These two substantial volumes are invaluable as a portrait of one of the most outstanding historical figures of the eighteenth century.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
PITTS PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
74
Pitts DOWNFALL 1761
103
PITT AND THE TAXATION OF AMERICA 1765
179
CHATHAMS MINISTRY 17661768
212
III CHARLES TOWNSHENDS TRIUMPH
229
THE TRAGIC CLOSE
240
THE GREAT COMMONER IN THE LORDS 1769
248
AUTUMN DAYS 17721775
288
THE LAST STAGE 17751778
314
APPENDICES
335
B BIBLIOGRAPHY
352
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