The Earl of Wharton and Whig Party Politics, 1679-1715 (BOK)

The Earl of Wharton and Whig Party Politics, 1679-1715 (BOK)

Christopher A. Robbins

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A biography of Thomas Wharton, this work goes to considerable lengths in examining his character, which has invited reams of critical comment. His vices - drinking, womanizing, cursing, duelling, and political corruption, all fully documented - were all, by the sheer force of his personality, somehow turned to virtues, and even to political advantage. He was a controversial but effective politician of the late-17th and early-18th centuries. Two chapters and parts of others are dedicated to his preeminent position among England's electioneers. Much of this information is new, gathered with the help of the History of Parliament Trust in London. Finally, Wharton is compared with other members of England's political elite, including William III, Queen Anne, Godolphin, Marlborough, Harley, and the members of the Whig Junto.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Christopher A. Robbins Forlag
The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN 9780773494626 Antall sider 484
Dimensjoner 15cm x 24cm x 2,2cm Vekt 419 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Politics & government