William Pitt

History from 1756 to 1815

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      William Pitt was a fascinating personality; in some ways a more impressive minister than Winston Churchill. Pitt was considered a brilliant leader in wartime, but lacked patience for peacetime statesmanship. A minister empowered by the common man, he probably made a tactical error when he became the Earl of Chatham, an honor bestowed by King George III. The common man never quite forgave him for elevating himself above them.

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