Editors. "Pitt resigns as Secretary of State because of opposition from the King". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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William Pitt resigns from his governmental position because the new king George III favours the Earl of Bute's rather different political stance. He is succeeded as Secretary of State, Southern Department by Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont.
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