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An excellent overview and a fascinating read
on 19 May 2013
This modestly-sized paperback provides an informative summary of the 53 Prime Ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to David Cameron. The book is arranged in chronological order and describes the core features / events of each term of office, plus the evolution of the Whigs / Tories into the political party system that we now recognise. The reader will find references to the only PM who was assassinated (Spencer Perceval), the only PM to be born outside the UK (Andrew Bonar Law), and many other fascinating facts that are not commonly known about these leaders. This book contains substantial historical detail (including the ruling monarchs at the material times) and gives an ideal foundation for more detailed study. The author is to be congratulated on the scope of his research and, as an American, he has produced an objective, unbiased work that will provide an excellent reference source for the interested reader and history student alike.