William Pitt the Younger is a biography of one of the great iconic figures in British history: the man who in 1784 at the age of twenty-four became (and so remains) the youngest Prime Minister in the history of England. In this authoritative study, William Hague explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities that allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power." "The brilliant son of a father who was also Prime Minister, Pitt was derided as a "schoolboy" when he took office. Yet within months he had outwitted his opponents, and he went on to dominate the political scene for twenty-two years (nineteen of them as Prime Minister). No British politician since has exercised such supremacy for so long.