Robert Walpole: the first Prime Minister?

Ref: C2228544

Robert Walpole is regarded by most as the first Prime Minister yet when he was accused (yes accused) of being a prime minister he vehemently denied the charge. We will look at how he came to be so "indicted" and whether and why he deserves the accolade/accusation

Course aim

To introduce the idea of Robert Walpole as the first prime Minister explain why he is so. regarded and why in his day this was an accusation

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • a personal view of Robert Walpole based on evidence
  • an estimation of whether he was the first Prime Minister
  • some evidence as to how he became such
  • not appropriate for day school

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

nowt but an enquiring mind

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Robert Walpole: the first Prime Minister?

Conditions

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