An Overview of Pitt’s First Period

Pitt was Prime Minister 1783-1801 1781 – Pitt enters Parliament 1782 – JULY TO EARLY 1783 Pitt is chancellor of the exchequer under Lord Shelburne 1783 – Pitt becomes Prime Minister 1783 – DECEMBER TO MARCH 1784 Pitt governs without a majority. Relies on the support of the King and his reputation as a reformer…