The younger pitt was a phenomenon dead at 46 he was not only britains youngest but also the second longest serving prime minister to date acting as premier for 19 of his 25 years in parliament in examining this astonishing career this incisive profile focuses on the means by which pitt gained and maintained his hold on power. The younger pitt book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers first published in 2001 routledge is an imprint of taylor francis an . William pitt the younger 28 may 1759 23 january 1806 was a prominent british tory statesman of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries he became the youngest prime minister of great britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first prime minister of the united kingdom as of january 1801 he left office in march 1801 but served as prime minister again from 1804 until his death . William pitt the younger british prime minister 1783 1801 1804 06 during the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars he had considerable influence in strengthening the office of the prime minister william pitt was the second son of william pitt 1st earl of chatham a famous statesman of. The younger pitt michael duffy longman pound1499 pb 247 pages isbn 582 05279 3 this volume is part of longmans profiles in power series which provides readers with short introductions to the men who have shaped british history and how they did it
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