William Godwin's Diary


On 16 November 1830, Charles Grey, second Earl Grey (1764–1845) was appointed prime minister by William IV. Henry Brougham, who had won his seat in Yorkshire with great popular support following the dissolution subsequent to the death of George IV, was appointed Lord Chancellor in Grey’s government and reluctantly took his place in the House of Lords as Lord Brougham and Vaux. He played a major part in steering the Reform Bill of 1832 through the Lords.