Pm Power

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Benjamin Disraeli20030430

Historian Peter Clarke considers A J P Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister, drawing parallels with modern PMs.

Robert Walpole20030416

Historian Peter Clarke continues his series exploring AJP Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister, drawing parallels with modern PMs.

William Pitt The Younger20030423

Legendary historian A J P Taylor was fascinated by the changing power of the Prime Minister. Here he is in action recorded for University lectures in the 1960s. With the Master Professor Peter Clarke of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Prime Minister's often have to deal with barmy backbenchers, but what happens when it's the King who's lost his mind? Pitt had to be careful not to drive George III out of his head and off his throne.

01Gladstone2001051620010822

Historian Peter Clarke considers A J P Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister, drawing parallels with modern PMs.

02David Lloyd George2001082920020116

Historian Peter Clarke reflects on A J P Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister, drawing parallels with modern premiers. 2: David Lloyd George, who was outmanoeuvred by General Haig during WWI - a mistake which Churchill and Thatcher learned from. / Historian Peter Clarke reflects on A J P Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister. 2: David Lloyd George was outmanoeuvred by General Haig during WWI.

03Stanley Baldwin2001090520020123

Historian Peter Clarke considers A J P Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister, drawing parallels with modern PMs.