- Chatham, William Pitt, first Earl of
- (1708-1778)The "Great Commoner," who brought England "to a height of prosperity and glory unknown to any former age." He urged continually a conciliatory policy towards America, until it became apparent that the colonists would be satisfied with nothing less than independence. His broad outlook and unerring instinct in the choice of men were chiefly responsible for the triumphs of British policy at home and abroad. Sent Boscawen and Amherst to the capture of Louisbourg, and Wolfe and Saunders to victory at Quebec.Index: Dr Opposes Quebec Act, 65.Bib.: Almon, Anecdotes and Speeches of Chatham; Rosebery, William Pitt; Green, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham; Correspondence of William Pitt with Colonial Governors, ed. by Kimball.See his letters and instructions to Wolfe, Saunders, and Amherst, in Doughty, Siege of Quebec, and Wood, Logs of Conquest of Canada.
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William Pitt — noun 1. English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759 1806) • Syn: ↑Pitt, ↑Second Earl of Chatham, ↑Pitt the Younger • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader 2. English state … Useful english dictionary
First Earl of Chatham — noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years War to an end (1708 1778) • Syn: ↑Pitt, ↑William Pitt, ↑Pitt the Elder • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader … Useful english dictionary
Pitt — noun 1. English statesman who brought the Seven Years War to an end (1708 1778) • Syn: ↑William Pitt, ↑First Earl of Chatham, ↑Pitt the Elder • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader 2 … Useful english dictionary
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Pitt the Elder — noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years War to an end (1708 1778) • Syn: ↑Pitt, ↑William Pitt, ↑First Earl of Chatham • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader … Useful english dictionary
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