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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Old Corps Whigs

The group of Whigs who were the political heirs of Robert Walpole. This group remained in power for the period from 1742-62 and were closely associated with the brothers Henry Pelham and the Duke of Newcastle. Sometimes known as 'court' or 'ministerial' Whigs. The group largely became part of the Rockinghamite faction in the 1760s and 1770s which itself formed the basis of the Foxites - supporters of Charles James Fox.

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