British Prime Minister Lord Grey resigns over the problem of tithes and the coercion act in lreland. On 16th July he is succeeded by a fellow Whig, William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne.
Editors. "Viscount Melbourne becomes Prime Minister for the first time". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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