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William Pitt (the Younger)

Person  Male  Born 28/5/1759  Died 23/1/1806

Born Hayes, Kent. Son of William Pitt the Elder. Tory. Entered parliament in 1781, became Chancellor of the Exchequer and then, aged 24, Prime Minister: 1783-1801 and again: 1804-6.

Reputed to drink more than three bottles of port a day. Fought a duel with George Tierney (over a political matter) on Putney Heath on 27 May 1798. No one was hurt. Died Bowling Green House, Putney Heath. Buried Westminster Abbey.

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Pitts in Bromley

Behind these premises stood Hayes Place, the home of William Pitt, 1st Earl o...

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The Trafalgar Way - Admiralty

The Trafalgar Way Destination - The Admiralty On Monday 21st October 1805 t...

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West India Docks - foundation stone

You have to admire the 1800 skill at sentence construction, and the confidenc...

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William Pitt statue

According to an information board in the square this bronze statue was erect...

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William Pitt the younger

London County Council William Pitt the younger, 1759 - 1806, lived here, 180...

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