April 8, 1763

Bute Resigns

Lord Bute's 317 days as prime minister come to an end after he becomes the most hated man in the British Atlantic. Negotiating a dishonorable peace with France, enacting a Cider Tax that causes rioting in England, and using unscrupulous means to secure passage of other unpopular measures earn him the ire of the some of the most vocal political actors in London, such as John Wilkes. This opposition makes it impossible for him to continue in office, and George Grenville succeeds him as prime minister.

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