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E. A. Smith

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201632

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Lord Grey 1764–1845
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E. A. Smith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0001

This book is the first biography of Charles, second Earl Grey, since G.M. Trevelyan's biography was published. Earl Grey is known for his lifelong dedication to the cause of civil and religious liberty, his consistent opposition to the slave-trade, the Test and Corporation Acts, and the Catholic disabilities. He had a deep sense of public duty and was attracted to parliamentary reform as the practical solution to a national crisis. His achievements during his four years of ministerial office include ending slavery in the British Empire and carrying into effect reform ‘in the Church and in every department of the State’.

Keywords:   biography, G.M. Trevelyan, Earl Grey, liberty, Test and Corporation Acts, Catholic disabilities, parliamentary reform

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