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    William Pitt the Younger was born on May 28, 1759, in Kent, England. The younger Pitt was the fourth of five children born to William Pitt the Elder and his wife Lady Hester Grenville. William was always the favorite son of Pitt the Elder. His father was appointed Earl of Chatham in 1766. As a result this, William’s political status later in life was affected by his father’s previous position. Pitt was a fragile, sickly child, and inherited gout. Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe

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    George III of Britain: Popular with the People, but not with Parliament Although history has labeled King George III of Britain primarily as the “mad” king responsible for the loss of America, a closer look at the 1780s, the heart of his reign, proves George III to be a particularly effective monarch rather than the bungling idiot some scholars have dubbed him. George III’s effectiveness, during the 1780s, stemmed from his immense popularity with the common people, which lay in direct contrast

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    George Canning Biography

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    of Fox, George Canning met the Tory, William Pitt. The two men became friends and in 1793 Pitt helped Canning become MP for the rotten borough of Newtown in the House of Commons. In 1796 William Pitt appointed Canning as secretary of state for Foreign Affairs. This was the first of a series of posts held under Pitt that included: commissioner of the board of control (1799-1800), paymaster-general (1800-1801) and treasurer of the navy (1801). After Pitt resigned in 1801, Canning joined the

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    Pembroke

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    are now en-couraged from all quarters with an intake of 57% from state schools and a roughly even gender divide, women being first admitted in 1983. There are 250 postgraduates and 430 undergraduates. Youngest ever British prime minister, William Pitt the Younger, studied at Pembroke and resided until elected as an MP in 1780, eventually becoming PM in 1783. Pembroke Women’s College at Brown University U.S.A. was named after the Cambridge establishment. Pembroke is the third oldest in the university

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    Minister, William Pitt the Younger who was the party in power, and the opposing party, the Whigs, who were led by Charles James Fox, who was also close friends with the Prince of Wales, the King’s eldest son. The sickness of the King brought out the parties personal gains and revealed what kind of people they were. The Prince and the Whigs saw the King’s madness and wanted to take the opportunity to make him the prince regent. This would ultimately put the Whigs to the primary party in power. Pitt saw

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    Real Christians by William Wilberforce

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    1. William Wilberforce modelled Christianity in his life in many ways. He was a passionate abolitionist who worked tirelessly for twenty years to stop the slave trade (notes). The film, Amazing Grace, revealed the enormous involvement Wilberforce contributed in doing what he could for the slave trade. He once wrote, "So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this

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    Britain but was the last foreign British monarch. ● King George III ○ Another king of Great Britain. This George’s time of being in power was known as a reign involving difficulties with the military. This king also suffered from a mental illness ● William Pitt the Elder ○ Whig who led Britain during the 7 Years’ War and who became a wartime political leader of Britain ○ Gen. James Wolfe ● He was a British army officer who led Britain to their victory during the Bat... ... middle of paper ... ...

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    Robert Peel’s Reorganisation of the Tory Party as the Most Important Factor in the 1841 Election After the Tories’ worst ever election defeat in 1832, many spectators felt that they would never re-establish themselves as a political force. In introducing the Great Reformations Bill that same year, the Whig party had given an extra eight percent of men the vote. This increase from two to ten percent, publicly opposed by the Tories, was expected to make the Whigs eternally popular. However

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    Tory Government from 1822 to 1830 The period of 1822-1830 saw the origins of modern day democracy forming in Britain. It could be said that Britain was going through a political revolution, this was following on from the industrial, agricultural and social revolutions, which had occurred, in the previous 100 years. The reforms which took place under Tory rule was not due to their genuine desire for reform but more the case that if there was no reform then their would have been more widespread

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    Contribution of both Gladstone and Disraeli to British Politics Between 1846 and 1865 The debate over the Corn Laws in 1846 brought Gladstone and Disraeli much closer to the forefront of British Politics. Gladstone was part of the Tory party led by his mentor Peel who supported the abolition of the Corn Laws and in essence supported Free Trade. The Tory party were divided on whether to support Free Trade; Disraeli was a leading player in the section of the Tory party, which wanted to keep

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