This is a comprehensive biography of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811) and his son Robert. Although their period of government was to be dubbed 'the Dundas Despotism' the author shows that both father and son sought to achieve good government within the accepted political conventions of the age.

The Dundas Despotism 2004, John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9780859765886

Trade paperback

The Dundas Despotism 1992, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9780748603527