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The Chatham ministry I. The year of Charles Townshend (<i>1766–1767</i>): India 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/9780719064289.003.0007
The Chatham ministry I. The year of Charles Townshend (1766–1767): India and America

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This chapter focuses on the regime of William Pitt as British prime minister, who was designated by George III as the First Earl of Chatham. Pitt was disposed to retain those office-holders who wished to stay because he lacked sufficient followers to form an administration. He made appointments without regard for connections but perceived merit. Some of Pitt's key appointments include Charles Townshend as Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Second Earl of Shelburne as Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Keywords: William Pitt; British prime minister; George III; Earl of Chatham; Charles Townshend; Earl of Shelburne

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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