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With the help of the Tories headed by Lord North , George played one faction
against the other . He strove to break the power of the Old Whigs by getting their “
rotten boroughs ” into his own hands , and he weakened the New Whigs by the ...
In 1763 George Grenville became Prime Minister , and Charles Townshend First
Lord of Trade , that is , head of the committee of the Privy Council in charge of
colonial affairs . Both were royal henchmen . Townshend believed in holding the
At this juncture Lord Rockingham , leader of that faction of the Old Whigs with
which Burke usually acted , became Prime Minister , and proposed the repeal of
the Stamp Act on the ground of policy . During the hot debates over this motion
In 1761 he went to Ireland , attached in some indefinite way , perhaps as a sort of
secretary , to William Gerard Hamilton , — “ Single - speech " Hamilton , — who
was secretary to the lord - lieutenant . Here Burke studied on the spot those evil ...
1 In recognition of his general abilities and of the knowledge of politics which he
had shown in the Annual Register , he was offered the post of private secretary to
Lord Rockingham when the latter became Prime Minister in 1765 . This place ...
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Прочетете пълната рецензия