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The Younger Pitt

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This third and final volume of John Ehrman's biography covers the most testing period of Pitt's life. It opens dramatically in 1797 when events seemed, in the words of a contemporary record, 'more striking and alarming than those of any other year'. 'Without were fightings, within were fears'; a run on the Bank of England, the naval mutinies of Spithead and the Nore and in the North Sea squadron, threats of invasion of Ireland and Britain, peace talks with France which failed as their predecessors had done the year before. By the close, the country had settled into a grudging but defiant acceptance that an even more serious trial might lie ahead.

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Author(s):
John Ehrman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
911
Publisher:
Constable
Title:
The Younger Pitt

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This third and final volume of John Ehrman's biography covers the most testing period of Pitt's life. It opens dramatically in 1797 when events seemed, in the words of a contemporary record, 'more striking and alarming than those of any other year'. 'Without were fightings, within were fears'; a run on the Bank of England, the naval mutinies of Spithead and the Nore and in the North Sea squadron, threats of invasion of Ireland and Britain, peace talks with France which failed as their predecessors had done the year before. By the close, the country had settled into a grudging but defiant acceptance that an even more serious trial might lie ahead.

Author(s):
John Ehrman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
911
Publisher:
Constable
Title:
The Younger Pitt

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