George III

An Essay in Monarchy

Author: G. Ditchfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599435

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 4187


This book is a political study of the reign of George III which draws upon unpublished sources and takes account of recent research to present a rounded appreciation of one of the most important and controversial themes in British history. It examines the historical reputation of George III, his role as a European figure and his religious convictions, and offers a discussion of the domestic and imperial policies with which he was associated.

Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950

Essays in Honour of Michael Duffy

Author: Richard Harding,Helen Doe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836955

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 8373


Considers naval leadership and management very widely, moving beyond a focus on leading admirals.

The Younger Pitt

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899636

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8468


First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Statesmen in Caricature

The Great Rivalry of Fox and Pitt the Younger in the Age of the Political Cartoon

Author: N. G. Howe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786736713

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 7633


The years 1780 to 1820 have long been seen as the Golden Age of the English satirical print. This period witnessed a number of changes in style which had far-reaching consequences, including an increase in the effectiveness of the caricature as visual propaganda. William Pitt the Younger and Charles James Fox were the leading politicians of the age, continuing a family rivalry begun by their fathers. They were amongst the most caricatured men of their time and became emblems of the two sides of the political debate whilst gathering personal followings, based upon personality rather than filial or political patronage. Fox and Pitt the Younger came to represent a more modern notion of the party leader, in an age before formalized political parties and structures. Neil Howe here shows how `stock images' came to the fore and examines the central role they played within the visual representation of politicians during the late-eighteenth century. His book also chronicles how the biggest political rivalry of the age played out within contemporary caricature, from the emergence of Fox and Pitt as big political beasts in the wake of the American Revolution, though the East India Bill Crisis; Regency Crisis and French Revolution to the death of both men in 1806.

The Elements of Power

Lessons on Leadership and Influence

Author: Terry Bacon

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814415121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3574


What do a person’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction have in common? Or his or her role resources, information, network, and reputation? Each is a key to either personal or organizational power, and together they open the complex combination lock on the door of true leadership and irresistible influence. The Elements of Power combines the latest research on the nature of power all over the world with a handy self-assessment and invaluable insight into: • How power works in organizations • How people use and lose power • The relationship between power and leadership • What makes famous people powerful—or what diminishes their power • Sources of power and how to build each one • Leading and influencing others more effectively Complete with “Portraits in Power” examining key business figures and world leaders alike, the full effect is an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power, including the most valuable of all: the power of will.

The Eighteenth Century

A Current Bibliography for 2002

Author: Jim Springer Borck,Kevin L Cope,Robert C Leitz

Publisher: AMS Press

ISBN: 9780404622305

Category: Reference

Page: 908

View: 5363


The elder Pitt

Author: Marie Peters

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 2163


William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708-78), was the leading figure in mid-eighteenth-century British politics. He captured the imagination of contemporaries and posterity alike by the spectacular victories over which he presided in the Seven Years War - the series of conflicts (1756-63) that brought Britain to unprecedented imperial power. His career links the political world of the early Hanoverians, dominated by Sir Robert Walpole, with the very different worlds of Lord North and Chatham's brilliant son, William Pitt the Younger, at the time of the American and French Revolutions. This addition to the Profiles series not only reassesses Pitt's career in its full political context, with many fresh and rewarding insights for the specialist, but also provides an introduction to the entire period for students and general readers. Through Pitt, Marie Peters is able to illuminate the other important actors on the political stage, and introduce (in ways designed to encourage further investigation) the characteristics and preoccupations of the world in which they moved. These include the roles of monarch, ministers, parliaments and parties; the issues of foreign and imperial policy; ideology and modes of political argument; and the impact of popular politics. He is not an easy subject for the modern historian or the modern reader. Marie Peters rises to the challenge with a cool, independent-minded and convincing reappraisal of this ambitious, charismatic and tormented man. Based on a comprehensive range of primary sources, her study raises doubts about the real substance of his achievements, while sympathetically acknowledging (and explaining) the heroic stature accorded to him by many, if not all, of his contemporaries.

Reader's Guide to British History

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers


Category: Great Britain

Page: 1620

View: 4624


"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.


Author: R. J. Knecht

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 1224


This concise and up-to-date assessment of Richelieu's career provides an enthralling introduction to the character and exercise of his power. Richelieu governed France for 18 years until his death and until the mid-20th century was viewed by Anglo-Saxon historians as cold, clever and ruthless. Recent interpretations have been more favorable and in this incisive study R. J. Knecht uses recent research to reassess Richelieu's career and achievements. And, as the other titles in the Profiles in Power series, this is not a full blown biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Richelieu's career.