John Stuart, Earl of Bute


A favourite of George III, John Stuart was actually the first Scottish-born Prime-Minister of Britain. However, his timing was not ideal and many Englishmen were mistrustful of Scots (especially with the name Stuart) especially after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745/6. Indeed, John Stuart was verbally and even physically attacked by suspicious Englishmen. This hostility was largely responsible for his resignation in 1763.


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by Stephen Luscombe