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Special Paper in Modern European History

This Honours Seminar will explore the impact that successive prime ministers have had upon the course of Modern British History from the end of the Second World War to the end of Tony Blair's first term in office in 2001. Disraeli once claimed that becoming prime minister meant that one had climbed to the top of the greasy pole. This module will, therefore, seek to assess what qualities are necessary to not only accomplish this feat but also to succeed in leaving an indelible mark on the policy of their government and on the history of their nation.

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