Empire of Liberty: The Irish Question

Excerpt from Frederik Willem de Klerk’s “Crossing the Bench: A History of Commonwealth Politics”, University of Witwatersrand Press, 1989 Chapter 5: The Irish Question “From my earliest youth I have regarded the connection between Ireland and Great Britain as the curse of the Irish nation, and felt convinced, that while it lasted this country would … More Empire of Liberty: The Irish 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