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New administration takes office in Great Britain

British Isles, 1857, zoomable map
12/28/1852
After the recent resignation of Lord Derby and the end of his second administration, a coalition of Whigs, Radicals, and Peelites forms under Lord Aberdeen to take office. The new cabinet includes Lord Palmerston as home secretary, Lord John Russell as foreign secretary, and William Gladstone as chancellor of the exchequer. It will last until January 30, 1855. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to all Ages and Nations (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906), 3.

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