Quotes by William Lamb Melbourne

About William Lamb Melbourne:

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18–21, in the ways of politics. Historians conclude that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were no great foreign wars or domestic issues to handle, he lacked major achievements, and he enunciated no grand principles. "But he was kind, honest, and not self-seeking." Melbourne was dismissed by the King in 1834, the last Prime Minister to have been dismissed by a Monarch.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Lamb Melbourne
  • DescriptionBritish Whig statesman
  • AliasesLord Melbourne
  • BornMarch 15, 1779
  • DiedNovember 24, 1848
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society