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The Broad Bottom ministry consisted of two coalition administrations from 1744–46 and 1746–54 in the Parliament of Great Britain.[1] It was led by the Pelham brothers, Henry Pelham as Prime Minister and the Duke of Newcastle as Secretary of State. Early in 1746 the king wished a change of Prime Minister, and Pelham lost power, but only briefly. Returning to office he put in place a strengthened broad coalition. The second Broad Bottom government lasted between Pelham's resumption of power and his death in 1754. Beyond the more senior ministers listed below, other significant figures in the ministry from 1746 were Henry Fox as Secretary at War and William Pitt as Paymaster of the Forces.[2]

The MinistryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Linda Colley (28 November 1985). In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714–60. Cambridge University Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-521-31311-7. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ Kulisheck, P. J. "Pelham, Henry". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21789.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 112".
  4. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 168".
  5. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 105".
  6. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 119".
  7. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 147".
  8. ^ a b "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 172".
  9. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 192".
  10. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 160".
  11. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 401".
  12. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 409".
  13. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 206".
  14. ^ "Haydn's Book of Dignities, 1851, page 209".
Preceded by
Carteret ministry
Government of Great Britain
1744–1754
Succeeded by
Short-lived ministry
First Newcastle ministry