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Sir CHARLES GRANT ROBERTSON, Principal of Birmingham University. ' Short Lives of Great Men—III, the Earl of Chatham.' Relayed from Birmingham


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THE first William Pitt , the great
Earl of Chatham, suffered from having a son of his own name, who was as great a Peace Minister as his father was a War Minister. William Pitt the younger basked, too, in the glory of the struggle against Napo. leon. -In comparison, the triumphs of Chatham in the Seven Years War seem dim and almost medisoval. Yet it was under Chatham's War Ministry that Clive won Plassey and Wolfe took Quebec, founding the British Empire in India and Canada in the process of helping Frederick the Great against Franco and Austria in Europe. The subject of the third of Principal Grant Robertson 's series of historical talks ranks high among the names of builders of the British Empire.


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