Sir Robert Walpole
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- Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
Who is Sir Robert Walpole?
Sir Robert Walpole a.k.a. Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC, known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Although the exact dates of his dominance are a matter of scholarly debate, 1721–1742 are often used. He dominated the Walpole–Townshend Ministry and the Ministry and holds the record as the longest serving Prime Minister in British history. Critics called his system the "Robinocracy." Speck says that Walpole's uninterrupted run of 20 years as Prime Minister "is rightly regarded as one of the major feats of British political history.... Explanations are usually offered in terms of his expert handling of the political system after 1720, [and] his unique blending of the surviving powers of the crown with the increasing influence of the Commons.
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Dictionary Catalogue ... (1912)
by Illinois State Library
— Sir Robert Walpole. ——Baptist Noel. —— Henry St. John. — Frances Thynne. — Horatio Walpole. -—- Henry Hyde, lord. — George Booth.
(public Documents Excepted) by Illinois State Library
Sir Robert Walpole. — Baptist Noel. — Henry St. John. — Frances Thynne. — Horatio Walpole. — Henry Hyde, lord. — George Booth. — Richard Edgecombe. — Henrietta L. Jeffries. — George B. Dodington. — John Boyle. — John Carteret.
For Universal Reference; Comprehending Remarkable Occurrences, Ancient and Modern ...particularly of the British Empire by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent
Robert Walpole, afterward* sir Robert Walpole, and earl of Orford ; Thomas, lord Parker, a/teneard* oarl of Macclesfield ; earl of Berkeley, lord Carteret, viscount Towns- hen d, viscount Torriugton, Sec 1721 KINO OF.OROE IL Rt. hon. sir ...
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