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George II: “never mind the crash, send me a billion” (Snippets 45)

In 1746, William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, became Prime Minister.  He held the post for a grand total of two days.  Admittedly, this is debatable as strictly speaking there was no official office of Prime Minister at the time, but … Continue reading

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