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King George III and the PoliticiansThe Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2$
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Richard Pares

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198811305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.001.0001

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George III and the Parties

George III and the Parties

(p.61) III George III and the Parties
King George III and the Politicians

Richard Pares

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the attempts made by George III to regain and exercise the leadership of his country and the growth of a number of oppositions from his adversaries. It highlights the political vice which George III came to denounce most strongly, ‘that hydra faction’. Here he was involved in a celebrated controversy over the place of party in British politics.

Keywords:   George III, oppositions, hydra faction, party, British politics

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