Disraeli ears dating user novell webaccess not updating
Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle – Returning to office with Pitt the Elder as Southern Secretary, this government helped steer Britain to ultimate victory over France and Spain during the Seven Years’ War.
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute – A favourite of George III, he was the first Scot to hold the top office.
Although only Prime Minister for 2 years, he dominated British politics in the mid-18th century.
His military campaigns in Canada, India, the West Indies and West Africa created a highly lucrative trading empire.
Following victory in the Napoleonic Wars, he helped guide the country through a period of radicalism and unrest, including the Peterloo Massacre.
His short time in office was beset by disputes between warring factions within his ministry. Spencer Perceval – With economic depression and Luddite agitation at home, and the threat of Napoleon in Europe, his administration was divided and repressive.
The only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated, he was shot in the lobby of the House of Commons by a bankrupt who blamed the government for his misfortune.
Unable to control the coalition, he resigned the office.
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland – Although aged and in poor health, Portland assumed the top job for the second time.