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The Grenville ministry (1763–1765): Wilkes and America

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/9780719064289.003.0005
The Grenville ministry (1763–1765): Wilkes and America

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This chapter focuses on the tenure of George Grenville as British prime minister under George III. It discusses speculations regarding the resignation of Grenville's predecessor and suggests that the behaviour of George III had made the early months of the Grenville ministry a political stalemate. It highlights Grenville's accomplishments which include the prosecution of John Wilkes for deriding George III's speech and the passage of the American Stamp Act 1765.

Keywords: George Grenville; British prime minister; George III; John Wilkes; American Stamp Act

Chapter.  12578 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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