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Pitt and Newcastle (1760–1762): war and peace

Peter D. G. Thomas

in George III

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780719064289
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.003.0003
Pitt and Newcastle (1760–1762): war and peace

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This chapter focuses on the actions of George III in relation to the Seven Years' War. It discusses George III's suggestion that the Earl of Bute should take ministerial office, and William Pitt's objection to the appointment of Bute as Head of the Treasury and his threat to resign if there was any change in war policy. The chapter also considers the financial expenditure of the Seven Years' War.

Keywords: George III; Seven Years' War; Earl of Bute; William Pitt; Treasury; war policy; financial expenditure

Chapter.  10551 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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