Empire of Liberty: The Liverpool Ministry and the Catholic Question

Excerpt from Frederik Willem de Klerk’s “Crossing the Bench: A History of Commonwealth Politics”, University of Witwatersrand Press, 1989 Chapter 7: The Liverpool Ministry and the Catholic Question The failures of Britain in the First and Second Coalitionary Wars led to the downfall of William Pitt the Younger’s Prime Ministry in 1799. The reformist Pitt … More Empire of Liberty: The Liverpool Ministry and the Catholic Question

Empire of Liberty: The Fall of Pitt the Younger

“He was a good man, but could have been a hero had his predecessors not failed him.” -Lord Jack Russell Except from John Bell’s “Portraits of Leadership: Histories of the Leaders and Rulers of the Commonwealth, Oxford University Press, 1992. Throughout his tenure, Pitt always had to balance his government with the health of George … More Empire of Liberty: The Fall of Pitt the Younger

Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.” -William Pitt the Elder Except from John Bell’s “Portraits of Leadership: Histories of the Leaders and Rulers of the Commonwealth, Oxford University Press, 1992. “Born as the second son to the former Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder, William Pitt the younger is remembered … More Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger