Bookcover of 1757 Caretaker Ministry
Booktitle:

1757 Caretaker Ministry

Alphascript Publishing (2010-12-05 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-2-55727-8

ISBN-10:
613255727X
EAN:
9786132557278
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Caretaker Ministry was the government of Great Britain for a short time in 1757, during the Seven Years' War. In 1756, King George II of Great Britain was reluctantly compelled to accept a Ministry dominated by William Pitt the Elder as Secretary of State. The nominal head of this Ministry, as First Lord of the Treasury, was William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. On 6 April 1757, following Pitt's failure to prevent the execution of Admiral Byng, the King, who detested Pitt, dismissed him and his brother-in-law Lord Temple, who had been First Lord of the Admiralty. The result of these events was to demonstrate beyond doubt that the Great Commoner (as Pitt was sometimes known) was indispensable to the formation of a Ministry strong enough to prosecute a major war. Devonshire was left at the head of a government that was manifestly far too weak to survive long, particularly during a time of war. Horace Walpole in his Memoirs of the Reign of King George III called it "a mutilated, enfeebled, half-formed system".
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
120
Published on:
2010-12-05
Stock:
Available
Category:
Political theory and the history of ideas
Price:
39.00 €
Keywords:
War, George II, Pitt, Secretary, Lord, Treasury, Cavendish, Byng, Walpole, commons

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