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Encyclopedia > Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
The Earl Grey
Period in Office: November 22, 1830 - July 16, 1834
PM Predecessor: The Duke of Wellington
PM Successor: The Viscount Melbourne
Date of Birth: 13 March 1764
Place of Birth: Falloden, Northumberland
Political Party: Whig

The Right Honourable Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 176417 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... Arms of Lord Melbourne The Right Honourable William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC (15 March 1779–24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as home secretary (1830-1834) and prime minister (1834 and 1835-1841) of Britain, and mentor of Queen Victoria. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... The term statesman is a respectful term used to refer to diplomats, politicians, and other notable figures of state. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ...


Descended from a long line of Northumbrian gentry, Grey was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was elected to Parliament at the age of 22 in 1786. He became a part of the Whig circle of Charles James Fox, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and the Prince of Wales, and soon became one of the major leaders of the Whig party. Grey was noted for advocating Parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation. His affair with the Duchess of Devonshire, herself an active political campaigner, did him little harm although it nearly caused her to be divorced by her husband. The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a public school (that is, an independent, fee-charging secondary school) for boys. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College Christ Church Master Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... The Right Honourable Charles James Fox (13 January 1749–13 September 1806) was a British Whig politician. ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and politician. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820. ... Catholic Emancipation was a process in Great Britain and Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century which involved reducing and removing many of the restrictions on Roman Catholics which had been introduced by the Act of Uniformity and the Test Acts. ... Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (June 7, 1757 - March 30, 1806), born Lady Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and mother of William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire. ...


In 1806 Grey, now Lord Howick due to his father's elevation to the peerage as Earl Grey, became a part of the Ministry of All the Talents (a coalition of Foxite Whigs, Grenvillites, and Addingtonites) as First Lord of the Admiralty. Following Fox's death later that year, Howick took over both as Foreign Secretary and as leader of the Whigs. The title Earl Grey was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1806 for General Sir Charles Grey. ... William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1806-1807. ... William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (October 25, 1759 - January 12, 1834), was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. ... The Right Honourable Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (May 30, 1757 - February 15, 1844) was a British statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1804. ... The First Lord of the Admiralty was a British government position in charge of the Admiralty. ... The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the United Kingdoms governmental reorganization of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices. ...


The government fell from power the next year, and Howick went to the Lords the same year, succeeding his father as Earl Grey. He continued in opposition for the next 23 years.


In 1830, the Whigs finally returned to power, with Grey as Prime Minister. His Ministry was a notable one, seeing passage of the Reform Act 1832, which finally saw the reform of the House of Commons, and the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833. As the years had passed, however, Grey had become more conservative, and he was cautious about initiating more far-reaching reforms. In 1834 Grey retired from public life, leaving Lord Melbourne as his successor. The British Reform Act of 1832 (2 & 3 Will. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps The British Empire was the worlds first global power and the largest empire in human history, a product of the European Age of Exploration that began with the global maritime empires of... Arms of Lord Melbourne The Right Honourable William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC (15 March 1779–24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as home secretary (1830-1834) and prime minister (1834 and 1835-1841) of Britain, and mentor of Queen Victoria. ...


Earl Grey tea is named after Grey. He is commemorated by Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Also called simply "Monument", it consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a 41 m high column. The monument lends its name to the station on the Tyne and Wear Metro located directly underneath. He also gave his name to Grey College, Durham. Pile of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend, which gets a distinctive flavour and aroma from bergamot oil. ... Greys Monument, above the Monument Tyne and Wear Metro station Greys Monument is a monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1893 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Newcastle upon Tyne, often shortened to Newcastle, is a city in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Roman pillar In architecture and structural engineering, a column is that part of a structure whose purpose is to transmit through compression the weight of the structure. ... See: Station (telecommunication) Radio station Television station Station (network) Primary station Control station Slave station Station (Australian ranch) (the Australian equivalent of the North American Ranch) Public transport railway station or train station metro station (underground or elevated ) bus station Ground station Space station Gas station Power station (see Battersea... The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail metro system in and around Newcastle, in the Tyne and Wear county of north-east England. ... Grey College can refer to: Grey College, University of Durham, England Grey College, Bloemfontein, South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Durham University is a university in England. ...


Lord Grey's Ministry, November 1830 - July 1834

Lord Grey atop the Grey's Monument, looking down Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne
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Lord Grey atop the Grey's Monument, looking down Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne

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The Office of Lord President of the Council is a British cabinet position, the holder of which acts as presiding officer of the Privy Council. ... John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (12 April 1792 - 28 July 1840), was a British Whig statesman and colonial administrator, Governor General and high commissioner of British North America. ... The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ... Arms of Lord Melbourne The Right Honourable William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC (15 March 1779–24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as home secretary (1830-1834) and prime minister (1834 and 1835-1841) of Britain, and mentor of Queen Victoria. ... 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Preceded by:
The Lord Barham
First Lord of the Admiralty
1806
Succeeded by:
Thomas Grenville
Preceded by:
Charles James Fox
Foreign Secretary
1806–1807
Succeeded by:
George Canning
Leader of the House of Commons
1806–1807
Succeeded by:
Spencer Perceval
Preceded by:
The Duke of Wellington
Prime Minister
1830–1834
Succeeded by:
The Viscount Melbourne
Leader of the House of Lords
1830–1834
Preceded by:
Charles Grey
Earl Grey Succeeded by:
Henry Grey

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