1822: The Causes of Agricultural Distress
At the close of the session of 1821 Liverpool’s administration had not succeeded in improving its image with either King or country. Still, the Prime Minister was determined to retain power, and he set about strengthening the government’s position in the Commons. Peel, who had resigned from Cabinet in 1818, returned as Secretary of State for the Home Department in November. Wellesley was offered and accepted Ireland in December. At the same time a rapprochement was effected with the followers of Lord Grenville who had been operating as a small splinter party independent of whigs and tories.1
KeywordsPolitical Economy Cash Payment Exchequer Bill Rural Sector National Debt
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