Grey, Charles, second Earl


Grey, Charles, second Earl
(1764-1845)
   Distinguished British statesman, noted particularly for his connection with the first Reform Bill. Sy Becomes prime minister, 25; resigns, 45. Mc W.L. Mackenzie's opinion of, 221; favours amnesty for Mackenzie, 478; Mackenzie's letter to, 479.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Grey, Life of Lord Grey.

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