British Prime Ministers

British Prime Ministers

Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard

British Prime Ministers

Publication Date15th March 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations83

Height235

Width156

A handy and accessible guide to the colourful and not so colourful characters who have held Britain's top job.
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ISBN
9781848689527

On frequent trips to the UK, U.S. citizen Robert Parker was puzzled by the lack of readily available information about the British prime ministers, especially as a group. There are thick biographies of Churchill, Disraeli, and Pitt, but who were the others? There are plenty of short booklets and pamphlets for all of the monarchs but little or nothing on most of the fifty-three PMs. As an American, Robert was brought up on countless books of all lengths and sizes detailing the lives and accomplishments of the U.S. presidents, but he could find nothing of the sort in Britain's bookshops or tourist locations that chronicles the careers of the prime ministers. This is somewhat ironic as England is the birthplace of modern representative parliamentary government. What better way to introduce these individuals than through a short, accurate, and comprehensive review of each prime minister, briefly describing their background and influence, their role in British history and in major world events. On closer inspection, the PMs are revealed to be more colourful figures than might be imagined, whose unique personalities and individual deeds shaped important historical events. British Prime Ministers will offer a handy and accessible guide to all the UK's heads of government, thereby lifting the veil of obscurity from an all too neglected cast of characters.

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