Glossary


H&P has prepared a glossary to explain historical terms that are not in common use today. This is designed for readers of H&P's policy papers, opinion articles and Number 10 guest historian features, as well as students, journalists and policy makers.

All entries have been prepared by the editors of H&P's Number 10 guest historian series: Whitfield prize-winner Dr Ben Griffin and Dr Andrew Thompson of Cambridge University and Dr Andrew Blick, of King's College London.

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Economical reform

A reformist movement of the 1770s and 1780s designed to reduce the influence of the crown over the executive by reducing the number of posts to which the monarch could appoint his favourites, cutting back on patronage and making it harder for the monarch to grant pensions.

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