Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole

  title={Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole},
  author={Harry T. Dickinson},
British politics in the age of Walpole has often been described in terms of the dominance of a propertied oligarchy and the securing of stability after more than a generation of political ferment.1 These two developments, the strengthening of oligarchy and the growth of stability, are seen as being mutually reinforcing. When a narrow Whig oligarchy dominated the court it could exploit Crown patronage in order to win support from a majority of the propertied elite in Parliament and in the… 
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  • Benjamin Dew
  • Sociology, History
    Modern Intellectual History
  • 2009
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