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The Younger Pitt
The Consuming Struggle

John Ehrman


1996

928 pp.
ISBN: 9780804727549
Cloth $90.00

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This is the concluding volume of a three-volume, widely acclaimed biography of William Pitt the Younger, who was Prime Minister of England from 1783 to 1801 and from 1804 to his death in 1806. The present volume covers the years from 1797 to his death, a period filled with momentous events: unrest and disaffection at home, French preparations for invasion, Pitt's sudden resignation in 1801, Nelson dying in the hours of victory at Trafalgar, Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz over Britain's allies, and, finally, Pitt's death at the lowest point in his career.

John Ehrman is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University.



Subject link:     History — British

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