Viscount Melbourne becomes Prime Minister for the first time

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Historical Context Note

 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.

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Editors. "Viscount Melbourne becomes Prime Minister for the first time". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]

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  1. Prime Ministers in Britain