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Lord Grey 1764–1845

E. A. Smith


This book provides a biography of Charles, second Earl Grey. Grey was a leading figure in the Whig party from the 1780s to the 1830s, and is best known as the Prime Minister who passed the Great Reform Act of 1832. As Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834, Grey saw it as his mission and duty to restore public confidence in the traditional institutions of British government, rather than to promote the cause of radical reform, which he in fact detested. The biography shows that Grey was responsible for guiding the country through a period of threatened revolution and maintaining the continuity of its ... More

Keywords: biography, Earl Grey, Whig party, Prime Minister, Great Reform Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201632
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. A. Smith, author
University of Reading