Overview

Earl of Chatham William Pitt

(1708—1778) prime minister

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-10 of 55 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

Act of Union

Act of Union  

1801.United the parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland, abolished the Irish Parliament in Dublin, and ended Irish legislative independence granted in 1782. The Act originated from Britain's ...
Alexander Wedderburn, 1st earl of Rosslyn

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st earl of Rosslyn  

(1733–1805).Wedderburn was a member of a Scottish legal family and an associate of David Hume and Adam Smith's Edinburgh circle. He was called to the English bar in 1757 ...
antislavery

antislavery  

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution, particularly ...
Board of Trade

Board of Trade  

The origins of the department may be traced back to 1621 when, in the face of a trade recession, a number of committees were appointed, under the guidance of Cranfield, to consider the matter. At the ...
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl  

(1764–1845)British statesman, Prime Minister (1830–34). He was an advocate of electoral reform and his government passed the first Reform Act (1832) as well as important factory legislation and the ...
Charles James Fox

Charles James Fox  

(1749–1806).Educated at Eton and Oxford, Fox entered the House of Commons while still under age in 1768. He held minor office under North but fell foul of the king over the Royal Marriages Act. Once ...
Charles Townshend

Charles Townshend  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
History
(1725–67).Townshend dashed across the political sky in the 1760s like a comet, blazed, and was gone. A grandson of ‘Turnip’ Townshend, he was returned to Parliament on the family ...
Conservative Party

Conservative Party  

The less reformist of the (normally) two main parties in British politics. It has a longer history than any other political party, perhaps anywhere, with an institutional continuity under that name ...
Fox's martyrs

Fox's martyrs  

Was the facetious description of the 90 or so supporters of the Fox–North coalition who lost their seats in Pitt's landslide victory at the general election of 1784. It derived its name from John ...
French and Indian War

French and Indian War  

(1689–1763)Anglo-French conflicts in North America, part of the international rivalry between the two nations, in which many Native Americans became embroiled. They consisted of King William's War ...

View: