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The Bute ministry (1762–1763): peace and cider

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/9780719064289.003.0004
The Bute ministry (1762–1763): peace and cider

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This chapter focuses on the Earl of Bute's acceptance of George III's proposal to become prime minister. Though Bute was a good Parliamentary speaker and a conscientious administrator, he was hesitant to accept the position and made it clear to George III that he was doing so only on a temporary basis. The chapter discusses the initial problems in the formation of Bute's ministry and highlights his accomplishments.

Keywords: Earl of Bute; George III; prime minister; Parliamentary speaker; conscientious administrator

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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