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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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Political Apprenticeship, 1764–1792

Political Apprenticeship, 1764–1792

(p.7) 1 Political Apprenticeship, 1764–1792
Lord Grey 1764–1845

E. A. Smith

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a brief account of Charles Grey's early life, education, and his political apprenticeship. Charles was educated at Eton and later at Trinity in Cambridge. Soon after his twenty second birthday, his uncle, Sir Henry, secured his nomination in Parliament when an unexpected vacancy occurred for the representation of Northumberland. In 1786, he was elected to the House of Commons. In the beginnings of his career, he was quickly drawn to the Whig tradition and its principles. He later became a leading member of the brilliant circle of Whig politicians in the House of Commons.

Keywords:   Charles Grey, education, political apprenticeship, Eton, Trinity, Sir Henry, Northumberland, House of Commons, Whig politicians

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