History of the Four Georges in Four Volumes, Volume 1 cover

History of the Four Georges in Four Volumes, Volume 1

Justin McCarthy (1830-1912)

1. i. 'More, Alas! Than the Queen's Life!'
2. ii. Parties and Leaders
3. iii. 'Lost for Want of Spirit'
4. iv. The King Comes
5. v. What the King Came To: 1
6. v. What the King Came To: 2
7. vi. Oxford's Fall; Bolingbroke's Flight: 1
8. vi. Oxford's Fall; Bolingbroke's Flight: 2
9. vii. The White Cockade
10. viii. After the Rebellion
11. ix. 'Malice Domestic--Foreign Levy'
12. x. Home Affairs
13. xi. 'The Earth Hath Bubbles'
14. xii. After the Storm
15. xiii. The Banishment of Atterbury
16. xiv. Walpole in Power as Well as Office
17. xv. The Drapier's Letters
18. xvi. The Opposition
19. xvii. 'Osnabruck! Osnabruck!'
20. xviii. George the Second
21. xix. 'The Patriots'
22. xx. A Victory for the Patriots

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    Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), liberal member of Parliament and historian. He brings the great 18th Century personalities to life: Walpole and Swift, Bolingbroke and Mary Wortley Montagu, the Old Pretender and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the four King Georges. The first volume begins with the death of Queen Anne in 1714 and ends in 1733, with Robert Walpole fleeing Parliament as London erupts in rioting over his excise scheme.