The Ministry of All the Talents and the River Plate Invasions
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In February 1806, after the defeat of the Third Coalition by France at Austerlitz and the death of Pitt, a new Ministry was formed in Great Britain. This ministry was labelled the ‘Ministry of All The Talents’; it was a coalition government, and it owed its distinctive name to the presence in its ranks of some of the most prestigious characters in British politics. The Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury of this new ministry was Lord Grenville, who had served for many years in his cousin Pitt’s Ministry, both as Home Secretary from 1789 to 1791, and as Foreign Secretary from 1791 up to 1801. In that year Pitt’s first Ministry was replaced by the Addington Administration.
KeywordsPrime Minister Peace Negotiation Spanish Coloni Independence Movement Spanish Settlement
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