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Thomas, Peter David Garner

Overview
Works: 53 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 7,183 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Caricatures and cartoons  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: E215.2, B
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Most widely held works by Peter David Garner Thomas
British politics and the Stamp Act crisis : the first phase of the American Revolution 1763-1767 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Commons in the eighteenth century by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord North by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Townshend duties crisis : the second phase of the American Revolution, 1767-1773 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This is a study of American colonial resistance to British policy in the late 1760s--in particular to the taxes imposed by Charles Townshend--and of the response to this resistance among British politicians. Although many regard the Boston Tea Party as the beginning of the storm culminating in the American Revolution, Thomas maintains that its origins actually lie in the years following the Stamp Act Crisis, when the British government turned its back on the growing political claims of the colonies. With the hardening of attitudes on both sides, what was simply a confrontation in the 1760s became an insoluble problem by 1773. Taking a fresh look at some long-standing assumptions, this book portrays the ominous effects of British policy in the years before the Revolution
Tea party to independence : the third phase of the American Revolution, 1773-1776 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence in July 1776
John Wilkes, a friend to liberty by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often deemed the founder of British radicalism, John Wilkes (1725-1797) had a shattering impact on the politics of his time. His audacity in challenging government authority was matched by skill and determination in attaining his objectives: the freedom of the press to criticize ministers and report Parliament; enhanced security for individuals and their property from arbitrary arrest and seizure; and the rights of electors. That he was a political maverick, of witty and wicked reputation, has led historians to underestimate him, and this is the first researched biography since 1917. Contemporaries appreciated his achievements more that posterity, one obituarist writing that 'his name will be connected with our history'. In this fascinating and original biography, Peter Thomas provides an intriguing portrait of the man George III referred to as 'that Devil Wilkes'
Proceedings and debates of the British Parliaments respecting North America, 1754-1783 by Great Britain( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George III : king and politicians, 1760-1770 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth century was for long described as 'the classical age of the constitution' in Britain. The prevailing impression was one of cabinet government based on a twoparty system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution of 168889. This simple picture was destroyed in 1929 when Sir Lewis Namier published The structure of politics at the accession of George III. In this canonical work, he demonstrated that the monarchy was far more than simply a cipher and that no such party system existed, finding rather that the political divide in Parliament was of an administration comprising a court party and some political factions facing an opposition of other factions, with the votes of independent MPs divided and fluctuating between the two. In this fascinating book Peter D. G. Thomas, Namier's last research student, continues the political story into the first decade of the reign of George III. One of the most controversial figures in modern British history, the King has often been blamed for the loss of Britain's American colonies in an attempt to restore royal power. However, through an analysis of key politicians and ministries of the period, the author here uses Namier's findings to demonstrate that George III was not seeking to advance royal power, and throws light on the extent to which a system of party politics was in operation. In addition, although the structure of British politics revealed by Namier provides the setting for this study, America, India and Ireland are also considered here as important issues of the time. Providing the first chronological survey of power politics and policymaking in the first ten years of George III's reign, this book will be invaluable to all undergraduates studying eighteenthcentury British history
The American Revolution by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics in eighteenth-century Wales by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in America : Britain and the colonies, 1763-1776 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camden miscellany, vol. 25 by London Royal Historical Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounts of John Balsall, purser of the Trinity of Bristol, 1480-1 by John Balsall( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parliamentary diary of John Clementson, 1770-1802 by John Clementson( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliamentary diaries of Nathaniel Ryder, 1764-7 by Nathaniel Ryder Harrowby( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English revolution( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wilkes : a friend of liberty by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often deemed the founder of British radicalism, John Wilkes (1725-1797) had a shattering impact on the politics of his time. His audacity in challenging government authority was matched by skill and determination in attaining his objectives: the freedom of the press to criticize ministers and report Parliament; enhanced security for individuals and their property from arbitrary arrest and seizure; and the rights of electors. That he was a political maverick, of witty and wicked reputation, has led historians to underestimate him, and this is the first researched biography since 1917. Contemporaries appreciated his achievements more that posterity, one obituarist writing that 'his name will be connected with our history'. In this fascinating and original biography, Peter Thomas provides an intriguing portrait of the man George III referred to as 'that Devil Wilkes'
America--the way we were : the home front, 1940 to 1945( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary covers the full spectrum of experiences Americans shared from 1940-1945. A kaleidoscope of archival film clips, radio broadcasts, and print materials recreates life as it was during World War II
George III : king and politicians 1760-70 by Peter David Garner Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th-century was long deemed ""the classical age of the constitution"" in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose powers had been emasculated by the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9. This study furthers the work of Sir Lewis Namier who argued in 1929 that no such party system existed, George III was not a cypher and that Parliament was an administration composed of factions and opposition. George III was a high-profile and well-known character in British history whose policies have often been blamed for the loss of B
Camden miscellany by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tea party to independence : the third phase of the American Revolution, 1773-1776
Alternative Names
Garner Thomas Peter David

Thomas, P. D. G.

Thomas, P. D. G. (Peter David Garner)

Thomas, Peter

Thomas, Peter D.

Thomas, Peter D. G.

Thomas, Peter D.G. 1930-

Thomas, Peter David Garner

Languages
English (163)

Italian (1)

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John Wilkes, a friend to libertyGeorge III : king and politicians, 1760-1770Politics in eighteenth-century WalesRevolution in America : Britain and the colonies, 1763-1776John Wilkes : a friend of libertyGeorge III : king and politicians 1760-70