The High Ridge Government was the Manticoran administration of 1915 PD to 1920 PD, led by Prime Minister Michael Janvier, Baron High Ridge.


It came to power after the death of Allen Summervale, Duke of Cromarty, and the subsequent end of the Cromarty Government in 1915 PD. (HH9) It was infamous for its lack of courage in the struggle with the Republic of Haven, its dishonorable treatment of the Star Kingdom's allies (particulary Erewhon), and its bad naval deployment and shipbuilding policies. (SI1)

At the outbreak of the Second Havenite-Manticoran War, Lord High Ridge resigned and his administration was succeeded by the Grantville Government under Prime Minister William Alexander. (HH10)

An investigation led to formal charges of corruption, malfeasance, bribery, and half a dozen other criminal activities on the part of Baron High Ridge, a dozen of his personal aides, eleven senior members of the Conservative Association in the House of Lords (including the Earl of North Hollow), two Liberal Party peers, three unaligned peers, seventeen members of the Progressive Party's representation in the House of Commons, and over two dozen prominent members of the business community. (SI2)



Preceded by
Cromarty Government
of the Star Kingdom of Manticore
1915 PD - 1920 PD
Succeeded by
Grantville Government