John Brewer, 2 December 1982
Show More In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 by Linda Colley.
Cambridge, 383 pp., £25, February 1982, 0 521 23982 6Show More
Dynamics of Change: The Crisis of the 1750s and English Party Systems by J.C.D. Clark.
Cambridge, 640 pp., £37.50, May 1982, 0 521 23830 7Show More
“... out Colley, can we explain the many Tory holders of government stock, such Tory bankers as Henry Hoare, the builder of Stourhead, and the numerous merchants and men of business, including such giants as the ironmaster, Ambrose Crowley, who saw substantial profits and Tory politics as perfectly compatible? Tories, as Colley shows, came from all walks of ...”