Editors. "William IV forces Grey to resign over Reform Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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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.