26/01/2021 · Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister: Lord Liverpool, Martin Hutchinson, The Lutterworth Press, 2020, 429 pp, £50.00, ISBN 978-0-7188-9563-1 . A continuous period of almost 15 years as Prime Minister suggests that Liverpool possessed a large array of talents, yet the average student of modern British history knows much less about him and his characteristics than those of Pitt, Peel, Disraeli ...
When Spencer Perceval became prime minister in 1809 he appointed Lord Liverpool as secretary of war and the colonies. Perceval was assassinated in 1812, by a deranged bankrupt who blamed the government for his troubles, and Lord Liverpool was asked to become Britain's new prime minister. Lord Liverpool was to remain in office for fifteen years.
Liverpool was the king's fifth choice of Prime Minister. Liverpool reluctantly accepted office on 8 June 1812, hoping to find and train a more brilliant successor. He served until 17 February 1827. During his long tenure of office, he allowed his Cabinet ministers to conduct their duties without overdue interference.
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27/07/2022 · Book Description: Britain's Greatest Prime Minister: Lord Liverpool unpicks two centuries of Whig history to redeem Lord Liverpool (1770-1828) from 'arch-mediocrity' and establish him as the greatest political leader the country has ever seen. In the past, biographers of Lord Liverpool have not sufficiently acknowledged the importance of his ...
In 1827 Liverpool resigned after a stroke. His successors as Prime Minister – Canning, Goderich and Wellington – were unable to hold the Tory party together. Nevertheless, two further important reforms were passed. The Test and Corporation Acts, which excluded nonconformists from public office, were repealed.
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