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Wentworth, Charles Watson-, second marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782), prime minister

Stephen Farrell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28878
Wentworth, Charles Watson-, second marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782), prime minister

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Childhood and Yorkshire inheritance | Offices, electoral patronage, and leisure pursuits | Early political career, 1756-1765 | First ministry, 1765-1766 | Formation of the Rockingham whig party, 1766-1770 | Speaking ability, leadership, and the limitations of opposition, 1770-1774 | The American War of Independence, 1774-1778 | Domestic, colonial, and constitutional affairs, 1778-1782 | Second ministry and death, 1782 | Character and posthumous reputation

Reference Entry.  6558 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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