William Lamb, sometimes known as Henry William Lamb in certain sources, was a British Whig politician who served as Home Secretary (1830-1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). His first premiership ended when King William IV dismissed him in 1834, making him the last British prime minister to be ousted by a monarch. He was re-appointed five months later and remained for another six years, throughout Queen Victoria's reign. He is well renowned for advising the Queen on political matters, almost functioning as her private secretary. Historians dislike Melbourne's stint as prime minister since he had no major foreign wars or domestic issues to deal with, and he was involved in various political scandals during Victoria's reign.


About Wickwar

Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .

In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .

The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .

November 01, 2022