Fox's Martyrs; The General Election of 1784

  title={Fox's Martyrs; The General Election of 1784},
  author={{\'E}. George},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  • É. George
  • Published 1939
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
The story of the overthrow of Fox and North has often, been told. Since the publication of the papers of John Robinson it has been very generally held that public opinion did not express itself at the 1784 election to any great degree. Professor Laprade pillories the view that Pitt was carried into power by a frenzied wave of popular hostility to the Coalition as the incorrect view of every historian from Lecky to Dr. Rose. The landslide theory was indeed unquestioned till the publication of… Expand
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