WHEN Parliament met on 21st January, the usual amendment on the Address was postponed " from the consideration solely of the indisposition of a right honourable gentleman at the head of His Majesty's Councils." On the 23rd, Pitt died.1
A Coalition government.
Lord Grenville, 2 "the most finished political economist of his time" according to Harriet Martineau, was asked to form a Coalition Government. Under pressure of circumstances, the King at last consented to Grenville's condition, and Fox became Foreign Secretary. Addington, now Lord Sidmouth, was Lord Privy Seal; Grey, now Lord Howick, First Lord of the Admiralty;3 and Windham, Secretary for War.
Death of Pitt.