After the blood-letting of the Seventeenth Century, England in these years was internally peaceful but the period is no less interesting. We tell the story of the first two Georges, Kings whose political importance is sometimes underestimated; Sir Robert Walpole, generally regarded as the first British Prime Minister; Bonny Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, his bid for the throne and military defeat; and the Elder Pitt, whose war leadership laid the foundations of Britain’s later imperial power.

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