Marking the third centenary of the office of Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Seldon explores the lives and careers, loves and scandals, successes and failures, of all our great Prime Ministers. He discusses which ones have been the most effective and he reveals the changing relationship between the Monarchy and the office of the Prime Minister. His book celebrates the humanity and frailty, work and achievement, of the 55 remarkable individuals who have led the country through times of peace, crisis and war.
Sir Anthony Seldon is the acknowledged national authority on all matters to do with Number 10 and Prime Ministers. His first book on a Prime Minister, Churchill’s Indian Summer, was published forty years ago, and, since then, he has written or edited many books, including the definitive insider accounts of the last five Prime Ministers. He is the honorary historian at Number 10 Downing Street, chair of the National Archive Trust, and has interviewed virtually all those who have worked in Number 10 in the last 50 years.