Introductory Survey, 1754-1790

by John Brooke, published in 1964

The 1754-90 Introductory Survey provides an introduction to and analysis of the biographies and constituency surveys. It also discusses each of the elections held during the period, and provides a brief discussion of the House of Commons and its procedure.


Survey Chapters

The basic elements of these volumes are the biographical studies in volumes II and III and the accounts of the constituencies in the second part of this volume. The biographies and constituency histories, though distinct in themselves, are...
When this period opens George II had been on the throne for nearly 27 years; and Henry Pelham, first lord of the Treasury and leader of the House of Commons, had held these offices for nearly 11 years. The nation was at peace; Jacobitism no...