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A History of British Prime Ministers free pdf Fifty-two men and one woman have held the post of Prime Minister during the past three centuries - from Sir Robert Walpole to David Cameron. In this omnibus edition, which includes Eighteenth-Century British Premiers, Nineteenth-Century British Premiers, A Century of Premiers, plus new and updated chapters on Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Dick Leonard recounts the circumstances which took them to the top of the 'greasy pole', probes their political and personal strengths and weaknesses, assesses their performance in office and asks what lasting influence they have had. The author also recounts fascinating and often little-known facts about the private lives of each of the Prime Ministers, for example who was suspected of being the illegitimate half-brother of George III, who was assassinated in the House of Commons, who spent his evenings prowling the streets of London, trying to 'reform' prostitutes, which two premiers, one Tory one Labour, were taught by the same governess as a child, and who was described by his own son as 'probably the greatest natural Don Juan in the history of British politics'?

About Dick Leonard

Dick Leonard is a political journalist and former Labour MP. Previously Assistant Editor of The Economist, he has also worked for The Observer and the BBC, and has contributed to leading newspapers across the world. He is the author or part-author of over twenty books, including The Great Rivalry: Gladstone

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Author : Dick Leonard
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 11 November 2015
ISBN : 1137574380
EAN : 9781137574381
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 896 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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