The Duke of Portland

Politics and Party in the Age of George III

  • Authors
  • David¬†Wilkinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David Wilkinson
    Pages 1-34
  3. David Wilkinson
    Pages 35-59
  4. David Wilkinson
    Pages 60-78
  5. David Wilkinson
    Pages 79-107
  6. David Wilkinson
    Pages 108-136
  7. David Wilkinson
    Pages 137-170
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-197

About this book


The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played an important public role in many of the political crises of his era (including the French Revolution and the Union) as well as a hidden role in British history (he was involved in the secret service and political corruption).


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42776-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59595-8
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