The Memory of Burke and the Memory of Pitt: English Conservatism Confronts its past, 1806–1829

  title={The Memory of Burke and the Memory of Pitt: English Conservatism Confronts its past, 1806–1829},
  author={James J. Sack},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={623 - 640}
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  • Published 1 September 1987
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