WILLIAM BECKFORD IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS OF GREAT BRITAIN OF THE 1760-1770S
Makarov Egor Pavlovich Samara State Technical University
Abstract. The article analyzes William Beckford’s personal contribution to developing the cooperation of the British commercial and financial elite and the parliamentary opposition of Great Britain of the second half of the XVIII century. The paper presents the historical evaluations of the role of London City financiers in political decision-making. The author emphasizes the stronger influence of the representatives of big capital on the process of decision-making related to the internal and foreign policy of Great Britain of the 1760-1770s.
Key words and phrases: Великобритания, XVIII век, экономическая политика, торгово-финансовая элита, политический процесс, финансовая стратегия, Уильям Бекфорд, Great Britain, the XVIII century, economic policy, commercial and financial elite, political process, financial strategy, William Beckford.
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