George Grenville

Detail of painting by [[William Hoare]] George Grenville (14 October 1712 – 13 November 1770) was a British Whig statesman who rose to the position of Prime Minister of Great Britain. Grenville was born into an influential political family and first entered Parliament in 1741 as an MP for Buckingham. He emerged as one of Cobham's Cubs, a group of young members of Parliament associated with Lord Cobham.

In 1754 Grenville became Treasurer of the Navy, a position he held twice until 1761. In October 1761 he chose to stay in government and accepted the new role of Leader of the Commons causing a rift with his brother-in-law and political ally William Pitt who had resigned. Grenville was subsequently made Northern Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty by the new Prime Minister Lord Bute. On 8 April 1763, Lord Bute resigned, and Grenville assumed his position as Prime Minister. His government tried to bring public spending under control and pursued an assertive foreign policy. His best-known policy is the Stamp Act, a long-standing tax in Great Britain which Grenville extended to the colonies in America, but which instigated widespread opposition in Britain's American colonies and was later repealed. Grenville had increasingly strained relations with his colleagues and the King and in 1765 he was dismissed by George III and replaced by Lord Rockingham. For the last five years of his life, Grenville led a group of his supporters in opposition and staged a public reconciliation with Pitt.

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by Grenville, George
Published 1807
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by Grenville, George
Published 1767
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by Grenville, George
Published 1767
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by Grenville, George
Published 1769
printed for J. Almon

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by Grenville, George
Published 1769
Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House in Piccadilly

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by Grenville, George
Published 1769
printed for W. Watson, in Capel-Street

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by Knox, William
Published 1770
En la Oficina de Blas Romàn
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by Lloyd, Charles
Published 1767
London printed, Boston re-printed and sold by Edes and Gill
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by Lloyd, Charles
Published 1767
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by Whately, Thomas
Published 1765
Printed for J. Wilkie
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by Knox, William
Published 1769
Chez Desaint
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by Whately, Thomas
Published 1769
Printed for J. Wilkie
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by Lloyd, Charles
Published 1767
Printed for J. Almon
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by Hartley, David
Published 1787
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by Whately, Thomas
Published 1775
printed for J. Wilkie, No. 71, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and may be had at the pamphlet-shops at the Royal-Exchange, and Charing-Cross
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by Knox, William
Published 1768
Printed for J. Almon
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by Knox, William
Published 1768
Printed for W. Watson
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