Townshend resigns as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

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Historical Context Note

Lord Townshend resigns as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having never even been to the country. This leads to Walpole's resignation as First Lord of Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he is succeeded, on 15th September, by Stanhope.
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Editors. "Townshend resigns as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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