Editors. "Duke of Leeds resigns as Lord President of the Council for bribery". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16918, accessed 19 May 2013.]
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.