Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, headed up the great reforming Whig government of 1830-34 whose achievements included the 1832 Great Reform Act.

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Forgotten liberal heroes: hear my choice

A few years back, I was one of the speakers selecting a forgotten liberal hero for an event at the National Liberal Club. Here is my choice… … Read the full post »

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History

The forgotten liberal hero: Earl Grey

Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, Viscount Howick and Baron Grey, was the Prime Minister who oversaw the Great Reform Act of 1832, which overhauled the countryโ€™s parliamentary electoral system and was the culmination of two years of intense political crisis. … Read the full post »