This series explores how prime ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time and how they made the job what it is today.* Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest-serving prime minister* Lord North, remembered as the prime minister who lost America* Sir Robert Peel, who put national interest before party* Lord Palmerston, who cultivated a cavalier image and dominated mid-Victorian politics* Benjamin Disraeli turned his skills as a novelist to politics and became Britain’s first Jewish-born prime minister* David Lloyd George, Welsh radical who set up the early welfare state, became a presidential PM in the First World War and split the Liberal party* Stanley Baldwin, the first prime minister to master radio broadcasting, his notion of Englishness shaped inter-war Britain* Clement Attlee, who lacked any charisma, but created the modern welfare state and managed the big political beasts in his CabinetThe BBC’s Nick Robinson presents his fascinating and absorbing Radio 4 series featuring eight famous British prime ministers.Extract from speech by Lloyd George: British Library Board. All Rights Reserved.
Product InformationRunning Time: 1hrs 52min Publisher: AudioGO Ltd Series: Nick Robinson's The Prime Ministers Number of CDs: 2 File Quality: MP3 (256 kbps) Release Date: 6/7/11 D/L ISBN: 9781445851631
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