"She married a great Whig politician"
William Pitt the Elder
Public DomainWilliam Pitt the Elder - Credit: William Hoare

 The Whigs were a British political party in existence from the late 17th century to the mid-19th century. They were in opposition to the Tories, and formed the main body of the Liberal Party when it was established in 1859.

Leaders of the Whig party who became influential prime ministers include Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745); William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778) and Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865).