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1st duke of Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles

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British Whig statesman, Prime Minister (1754–56; 1757–62). Newcastle succeeded his brother Henry Pelham as Prime Minister on the latter's death in 1754. During his second term in office, he headed a coalition with William Pitt the Elder, until Pitt's resignation in 1761.

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