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The Regency Crisis and the Whigs 1788-9 By John W. Derry

The Regency Crisis and the Whigs 1788-9 by John W. Derry

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The greatest divergence of opinion in the three-month controversy over the Regency in 1788-9 was within the opposition party itself. Dr Derry shows that this political crisis was the first stage in the break-up of the old Whig party, which was finally precipitated by the disputes over the French Revolution.

The Regency Crisis and the Whigs 1788-9 Summary

The Regency Crisis and the Whigs 1788-9 by John W. Derry

The greatest divergence of opinion in the three-month controversy over the Regency in 1788-9 was within the opposition party itself. Dr Derry shows that this political crisis was the first stage in the break-up of the old Whig party, which was finally precipitated by the disputes over the French Revolution. His book is a study of the effects of George III's madness upon Fox, Burke and the Whigs. Dr Derry sketches in the general political background, giving character studies of Pitt and Fox. He discusses the constitutional problems of a Regency and the medical diagnoses of the King's doctors, a major factor governing political conduct since so much depended on the condition of the King.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The King's illness and the crisis to 10th December; 2. The parliamentary debates of December 1788; 3. The policy of restriction and the disillusionment of the Whigs; 4. Edmund Burke and the crisis of 1788; 5. The final debates and the recover of the King.

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NLS9780521071628
9780521071628
0521071623
The Regency Crisis and the Whigs 1788-9 by John W. Derry
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2008-08-14
256
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