‘Organised by History’: The Office of Prime Minister

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Everyone who steps through the door of 10 Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister must to some extent feel as Churchill did on 10 May 1940 when he 'felt as if I were walking with destiny.'
But what exactly is the position of Prime Minister? Where did it originate from and how has it changed in the centuries since Walpole first held the position?

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This event was on Tue, 24 Oct 1995

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Professor Lord Hennessy

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Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy...

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