Editors. "The Earl of Bute is appointed Secretary of State, Northern Department". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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With the accession of George III, his ex-tutor, the Earl of Bute, is appointed as Secretary of State for the Northern Department. However, he is to prove very unpopular with the English public, who hold an anti-Scottish prejudice against him, and he steps down from government in 1763.