William III is forced to dismiss Somers as Lord Chancellor

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Historical Context Note

William III is forced to dismiss Somers from his post as Lord Chancellor, in order to placate the House of Commons over the Act of Resumption of Irish grants (which had been brought in as a bill on 15th December 1699).
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Editors. "William III is forced to dismiss Somers as Lord Chancellor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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