An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain

    An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain

    Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805

    Nigel Aston; Clarissa Campbell Orr

    Boydell 2011

    Hardback 308pp

    9781843836308   Product Code: 21305

    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and Prime Minister in 1972-83, was a profoundly important politician, whose achievements included the negotiation of the peace with the newly-independent United States. This volume of 13 essays constitutes a major and long overdue reappraisal of the politician, and draws on previously unpublished family papers to examine aspects of his family life and the Bowood Circle as well as Shelburne's work in high politics.

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