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Saturday, November 12, 2005

underachiever

i spent 19 years of my short 60-10 years life in malaysia, and i sincerely felt rather dissappointed. i have not achieved much.

and now, 22 years old... still i am the same boring me.. and i really think i have not achieved much..

very little compared to william pitt, the younger..



( or maybe one should not compare oneselft with him?)

William Pitt, the Younger1783-1801, 1804-06TORYSon of William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham, this William Pitt is the youngest prime minister on record, winning the post at the tender age of 24 in 1783. As prime minister he is remembered for his tough policies against corruption, fiscal reform, shifting power toward the House of Commons and the union with Ireland.

Pitt was precocious, entering Cambridge at 14 and Parliament at 22. He was chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of William Petty, Earl of Shelburne (1782-83). The Tories and friends of George III helped him become prime minister.
Unlike his father, Pitt the Younger had a talent for finance. He restructured Britain's finances, negotiated new tariffs with France and faired well in office until 1793 when France declared war - the beginning of years of conflict. In 1798 the Irish revolted against his policies. His solution, the Act of Union 1800, included Catholic emancipation which was rejected by the king. Pitt resigned in protest in 1801.

Returning as prime minister in 1804, he gained the support of the Austrian, Russian and Swedish leaders in an attempt to defeat Napoleon's armies. The news of Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz in 1806 is said to have caused Pitt's death.
PHOTO CREDIT: Detail of painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

1 Comments:

Blogger Wan Saiful said...

As a Tory, anything is possible.

Join the Conservatives.

11:04 AM  

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