The Childers Admiralty Reforms and the Nineteenth-Century `Revolution' in British Government

@article{Hamilton1998TheCA,
  title={The Childers Admiralty Reforms and the Nineteenth-Century `Revolution' in British Government},
  author={C. I. Hamilton},
  journal={War in History},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={37 - 61}
}
It is striking that the large body of secondary material on British government in the last century mostly leaves aside the two great spending departments of the day, the Admiralty and the War Office. Their historical continuity is perhaps crucial here; they did not suddenly mushroom in size as a consequence of some easily identified extension of governmental responsibilities. They certainly grew over the century, but as a rule gradually, influenced by a variety of factors. Some of these were… Expand
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