William Pitt, first Earl of Chatham
Standard Name: Chatham, William Pitt,,, first Earl of
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Wealthy West Indian proprietor William Beckford (father of the author of the same name) launched The Monitor, the first newspaper to appeal explicitly to London freeholders, that is the well-to-do urban middle class.
6 April 1757
William Pitt was dismissed from office as Secretary of State.
18 January 1762
Spain declared war on Britain, in advance of its secret promise in the Family Compact to do so.
30 July 1766
William Pitt again formed a Whig ministry, but his health was so poor that he resigned as Prime Minister before the general election of spring 1768.
11 May 1778