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"The explanation"; showing on the left William Pitt and on the right George Tierney on Wimbledon Common firing pistols at each other, both missing. St Paul's Cathedral and London spires are in the distance (1798)

"The explanation"; showing on the left William Pitt and on the right George Tierney on Wimbledon Common firing pistols at each other, both missing. St Paul's Cathedral and London spires are in the distance

"An Irish Union" (1799)

Prime Minister William Pitt tries to join the reluctant hands of 'Paddy' and 'John Bull' while Henry Dundas - President of the Board of Control reads from a folio history of Scotland, advising Union.

"A forcible entrance into Leadenhall-Street; by Master Billy Declaratory upon a…

"A forcible entrance into Leadenhall-Street; by Master Billy Declaratory upon a…

"Billy's Ghost, or, Seasonable Admonition", by Charles Williams, 1806. Pitt comes back to haunt Fox: "Thou hast now stept into power; and tho' my opponent through life, let me give thee this Council - Trust to your own powers - give no ear to the blood-suckers of the Court or the City... Raise John Bull and his Family to their former comforts, and be to the People of England what my Illustrious Father was when he closed his glorious career - Farewell, remember my Council."

"Billy's Ghost, or, Seasonable Admonition", by Charles Williams, 1806. Pitt comes back to haunt Fox: "Thou hast now stept into power; and tho' my opponent through life, let me give thee this Council - Trust to your own powers - give no ear to the blood-suckers of the Court or the City... Raise John Bull and his Family to their former comforts, and be to the People of England what my Illustrious Father was when he closed his glorious career - Farewell, remember my Council."

"Integrity retiring from office!"; showing resigning ministers issuing from the arched gateway of the Treasury, led by William Pitt. The Opposition in the guise of a plebeian rabble, are being held back by a grenadier at the point of the bayonet (1801)

"Integrity retiring from office! showing resigning ministers issuing from the arched gateway of the Treasury, led by William Pitt. The Opposition in the guise of a plebeian rabble, are being held back by a grenadier at the point of the bayonet

"The Pitt Fall" by Thomas Rowlandson (1789) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "An uncoloured print of Pitt and his party's quest for power. Pitt runs unawares into a pit full of demons as he pursues a winged crown. The Duke of Richmond tumbles into the pit and is immediately greeted with a demon wielding a pitchfork. Behind him, Thurlow swings a mace at the Crown who is pursued by Grafton who expresses his desire to catch the crown."

An uncoloured print of Pitt and his partys quest for power. Pitt runs unawares into a pit full of demons as he pursues a winged crown. The Duke of Richmond.

"Election-troops, bringing in their accounts, to the pay-table"; showing the…

"Election-troops, bringing in their accounts, to the pay-table"; showing the…

No Grumbling. Aquatint by Isaac Cruikshank, May 1795. George III assisted by William Pitt the Younger load George's debts onto John Bull's head.

No Grumbling. Aquatint by Isaac Cruikshank, May George III assisted by William Pitt the Younger load George's debts onto John Bull's head.

"The Explanation" by James Gillray, 1798. Pitt and Opposition MP George Tierney fought a duel in May 1798 after Pitt accused Tierney in the Commons of seeking to obstruct the defence of the country. When Tierney appealed to the Speaker, Pitt retorted that he would neither retract nor explain his words.

"The Explanation" by James Gillray, Pitt and Opposition MP George Tierney…

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