The first Rockingham ministry (1765–1766): the Stamp Act Crisis

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:
The first Rockingham ministry (1765–1766): the Stamp Act Crisis

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This chapter discusses the regime of Lord Rockingham as British prime minister under George III. Prime Minister Rockingham was devoid of administrative experience, and had seemingly been promoted above the level of his ability. However, his charm and integrity made him a good team leader, and he was to remain head of his party until his death in 1782. The chapter highlights the accomplishments of Rockingham, which include the repeal of the American Stamp Act and the passage of the Declaratory Act.

Keywords: Lord Rockingham; British prime minister; George III; American Stamp Act; Declaratory Act

Chapter.  9735 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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