- Conservative Provisional Government 1834
King William IV had dismissed the Whig government of Lord Melbourne on
14 November 1834and asked Sir Robert Peel to form a government. Peel was in Italyat the time, so the Duke of Wellington formed a caretaker government which lasted until Peel was able to form his government on 10 December.
*Wellington held all three
Secretary of Statepositions.
*Denman was a rare
Chancellor of the Exchequerin the House of Lords.
*Most offices were in commission.
Source: C. Cook and B. Keith, "British Historical Facts 1830-1900"
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