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Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-, third duke of Portland (1738-1809), prime minister

David Wilkinson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2162

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The making of a Rockingham whig, 1762-1782 | High office, 1782-1783 | Head of the whig party, 1784-1790 | Reactions to the French Revolution, 1790-1792 | The break with Fox, 1792-1794 | Home secretary, 1794-1801 | The Irish union, 1799-1800 | An establishment figurehead, 1801-1809 | Historical reputation

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