William Godwin's Diary


The resignation of John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782-1845), over the coercive measures that were to be included by the government in Irish church reform, led immediately to the resignation of the prime minister Earl Grey.

See Boyd Hilton, A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People: England 1783-1846 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 496-7.