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King George III and the PoliticiansThe Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2$
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Richard Pares

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780198811305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.001.0001

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The King and the Cabinet

The King and the Cabinet

(p.143) V The King and the Cabinet
King George III and the Politicians

Richard Pares

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the relationship between George III and his ministers during their tenure of office. It also addresses the debate on collective responsibility of the ministers and whether the king must accept the advice of an individual minister or could act without, or even against that advice. In the reign of George III, the Cabinet was well formed and the question of individual responsibility could not arise in the sphere of policy. However, it frequently came up over appointments, for many of these were the business of the individual minister, not of the Cabinet as a whole.

Keywords:   George III, ministers, collective responsibility, Cabinet, appointments

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