Pitt Still As Prime Minister Case Study

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‘Pitt remained as Prime Minister in the March 1784 election because of support from the King’. How far do you agree? William Pitt the Younger became Prime Minister with the support of King George III. King George III was able to influence who became Prime Minister because of Britain having a constitutional monarchy. A constitutional monarchy is when the monarch is the head of state and they can influence who is in parliament. By appointing Pitt the Younger as Prime Minister, King George III carried out patronage, patronage is granting favours or making appointments to parliament in return for political support. Without the support of the king, Pitt would not have become Prime Minister to begin with. Pitt also managed to remain as Prime Minister
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