Duke of Leeds resigns as Lord President of the Council for bribery

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Historical Context Note

The Duke of Leeds (Thomas Osborne) is forced to retire as Lord President of the Council, after having accepted a bribe for the grant of a new charter to the East India Company.
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Editors. "Duke of Leeds resigns as Lord President of the Council for bribery". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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