- 'In the first twenty years of his reign, George III reinstated the absolute control of the monarchy over British politics'. Discuss.
- Assess Rockingham's contribution to the development of the Whig party.
- Why do historians have such differing opinions of George III?
- What happens to the Tories between 1760 and 1789?
See O’Gorman, The Long Eighteenth century, Holmes and Szechi, The Age of Oligarchy and Evans, The forging of the modern state
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