William IV forces Grey to resign over Reform Bill

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Historical Context Note

In Britain, prime minister Charles Grey is forced to resign on the demand of William IV. The King has lost confidence in Grey over his three failed attempts to pass a bill for electoral reform. However, the Duke of Wellington is unable to form an administration, and Grey is recalled within a week.
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Editors. "William IV forces Grey to resign over Reform Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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