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The Chancellors

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An account of the characters and careers of nineteen men who, from the age of Gladstone to that of Attlee, managed or mismanaged Britain's finances.
Paperback, 497 pages
Published 1999 by Papermac (first published 1998)
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May 07, 2012 Rob rated it liked it
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The prospect of a survey of all the Chancellors of the Exchequer from Randolph Churchill to Hugh Dalton from the unique perspective of someone who was not only a notable incumbent of this position himself, but also one of our finest writers on the politics of the period in question, seemed replete with possibilities. Firstly, we would be able to chart the evolution of the role from its high-Victorian incarnation in its current form through the troughs in its status during the wars, to its curren ...more
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Nov 24, 2014 Richard Thomas rated it it was amazing
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An excellent survey of Britain's Chancellors of the Exchequer up to Hugh Daltom. It is doubly interesting being written by a leading politician who had successfully held the office and who could write very well.
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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead OM PC was a British politician. Once prominent as a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) and government minister in the 1960s and 1970s, he became the first (and so far only) British President of the European Commission (1977-81) and one of the four principal founders of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981.
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