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William Cavendish
4th Duke of Devonshire

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire is credited with his own ministry in two official lists, yet little is written of him as prime or first minister. He is mentioned as one of those with whom William Pitt formed a ministry after Newcastle's resignation, along with Pitt's brother-in-law, Richard Temple Grenville (Viscount Cobham and 2nd Earl Temple) and George Grenville. We have been able to unearth little else about the 4th Duke of Devonshire.


1756 - Britain declares war on France fighting on two fronts in India and North America. Outbreak of the Seven Years' War (1756-63) which was a widening of the conflict between Britain and France including Prussia and Hanover on the British side against Austria, Russia, Saxony, Spain and Sweden with France.

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