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    The 18th century British constitution was a bit different to the 21st century one, but Lord North's ministry lived and died because of its support in the House of Commons just as David Cameron's does.

    In the 18th century the King could sustain an unpopular set of minister's for a time but rarely for long when the knights of the shires (MPs for the county constituencies) turned against it. That is what happened, as the American war went from bad to worse (from Westminster's perspective). Eventually King George III had to accept Lord North's resignation.

    There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

    by Gary J on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 01:00:20 AM PDT

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