William Godwin's Diary


Edward Thurlow, first Baron Thurlow (1731–1806), as Lord Chancellor had genuine sympathy with the Prince of Wales’s claims to an immediate regency, although, as a member of the government, he was meant to support Pitt’s resistance to the claim. Some claimed that his equivocation was motivated by a desire to keep his place as Lord Chancellor even if the government should change.

See The Times, 17 December 1788. See also 20 November 1788.