|Prime Ministers of William IV|
Left to right: Duke of Wellington, Earl Grey, Viscount Melbourne, Sir Robert Peel (2)
Collage © Rachel Knowles
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Find my guide to the Prime Ministers of George III here and George IV here.
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Tory – 1828-30
|Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington|
by Robert Home oil on canvas (1804)
© NPG 1471 (1)
Whig – 1830-1834
|Earl Grey from The Life and Times of England's|
Patriot King William IV by J Watkins (1831)
Whig – 1834
|William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne|
from The History of White's
by Hon Algernon Bourke (1892)
Tory – 1834 (2nd term of office)
|Duke of Wellington|
(details as above)
Tory – 1834-5
|Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet|
by John Linnell oil on panel (1838)
© NPG 772 (lightened) (1)
Whig – 1835-41 (2nd term of office)
|William Lamb, 2nd Viscount|
Melbourne (details as above)
(1) These pictures are © National Portrait Gallery and are displayed under a Creative Commons licence.
(2) Source details of pictures in collage: Duke of Wellington from Life of the Field Marshal, his Grace the Duke of Wellington by James Edward Alexander (1840); Earl Grey from The Life and Times of England's Patriot King William IV by J Watkins (1831); Viscount Melbourne from The History of White's by Hon Algernon Bourke (1892); Sir Robert Peel from The Georgian Era by Clarke (1832).
Sources used include:
Government website - past Prime Ministers
National Portrait Gallery website