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  Robert Walpole Orford - LoveToKnow 1911
ROBERT WALPOLE ORFORD, 1sT Earl Of (1676-1745), generally known as SIR Robert Walpole, prime minister of England from 1721 to 1742, was the third but eldest surviving son of Robert Walpole, M.P., of Houghton in Norfolk, by Mary, only daughter and heiress of Sir Jeffery Burwell, of Rougham, in Suffolk.
Walpole obtained the lucrative if unimportant post of paymastergeneral of the forces in the administration which was formed under the nominal rule of Lord Halifax, but of which Stanhope and Townshend were the guiding spirits.
Horace Walpole died unmarried on the 2nd of March 1797, when the earldom became extinct, but the barony of Walpole of Walpole passed to his cousin, Horatio (1723-1809), who had already succeeded his father, Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton in that barony.
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  Robert Walpole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Walpole was born in Houghton Hall, Norfolk in 1676.
Walpole was impeached by the House of Commons and found guilty by the overwhelmingly Tory House of Lords; he was then imprisoned in the Tower of London for six months and expelled from Parliament.
Walpole continued to be an influential figure in the House of Commons; he was especially active in opposing one of the Government's more significant proposals, the Peerage Bill, which would have limited the power of the monarch to create new peerages.
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 Robert Walpole - MSN Encarta
Walpole was born on August 26, 1676, in Norfolk, England, and educated at the University of Cambridge.
On the accession of the first Hanoverian king of England, George I, in 1714, Walpole, who had been a supporter of the German-born monarch, was restored to the cabinet, becoming first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1715.
Walpole was created earl of Orford in the same year, and he remained politically active until his death, on March 18, 1745, in London.
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 Walpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Walpole’s plan to reduce smuggling and make London a free port by replacing tariffs on wine and tobacco with an excise tax was defeated in 1733, largely because of widespread popular prejudice against excise.
Walpole is usually described as the first prime minister of Great Britain, but he was not a prime minister in the modern sense.
Walpole’s primacy was achieved and maintained through his own political talents and the circumstances of the time; he made little impact on constitutional development.
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Robert Walpole was born in Houghton Hall, Norfolk (Port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy) in 1676.
Walpole continued to be an influential figure in the House of Commons; he was especially active in opposing one of the Government's more significant proposals, the Peerage Bill, which would have limited the power of the monarch to create new peerage (The peers of a kingdom considered as a group) s.
Walpole's domination over the House of Commons was highlighted by the ease with which he secured the rejection of Sir John Barnard (additional info and facts about Sir John Barnard) 's plan to reduce the interest on the national debt.
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 August 26 Birthdays: Robert Walpole — FactMonster.com
Walpole's plan to reduce smuggling and make London a free port by replacing tariffs on wine and tobacco with an excise tax was defeated in 1733, largely because of widespread popular prejudice against excise.
Walpole is usually described as the first prime minister of Great Britain, but he was not a prime minister in the modern sense.
Walpole's primacy was achieved and maintained through his own political talents and the circumstances of the time; he made little impact on constitutional development.
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 ROBERT WALPOLE, 1ST EARL OF ORFORD - LoveToKnow Article on ROBERT WALPOLE, 1ST EARL OF ORFORD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walpole obtained the lucrative if unimportant post of paymastergeneral of the forces in the administration which was formed under the nominal rule of Lord Halifax, but of which Stanhope and Townshend were the guiding spirits.
His eldest son was raised to the peerage as Baron Walpole (June 1o, 723) and he himself became a Knight of the Bath on the 27th of May 725, and was rewarded with the Garter in May 1726.
Horace Walpole died unmarried on the 2nd of March 1797, when the earldom became extinct, but the barony of Walpole of Walpole passed to his cousin, Horatio (1723-1809), who had already succeeded his father, Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton in that barony.
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 Robert Walpole Summary
Robert Walpole was born in Houghton Hall, Norfolk in 1676.
Walpole was impeached by the House of Commons and found guilty by the overwhelmingly Tory House of Lords; he was then imprisoned in the Tower of London for six months and expelled from Parliament.
Walpole's domination over the House of Commons was highlighted by the ease with which he secured the rejection of Sir John Barnard's plan to reduce the interest on the national debt.
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 Robert Walpole (1676-1745)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walpole was lampooned in pamphlets, ballads, and plays, as well as in the newspapers; and this constant stream of abuse, which was not without a certain element of truth, did much to bring both Parliament and politics into contempt.
Walpole won the general election of 1734, which had given rise to many violent contests and a resurgence of the old bitterness about excise, but his growing unpopularity was underlined by the loss of many seats in the large seaports and heavily populated counties.
Although Walpole rejected the title of prime minister, which he regarded as a term of abuse, his control of the treasury, his management of the Commons, and the confidence that he enjoyed of the two sovereigns whom he served demonstrated the kind of leadership that was required to give stability and order to 18th-century politics.
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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (August 26, 1676 - March 18, 1745) is generally regarded as the first British Prime Minister and is credited with having the longest term of office.
Walpole was born in Norfolk in 1676, and was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University.
Walpole was soon able to assemble a small group of ministers who effectively ran the country, as whose chairman he came to be seen as the leader of the Parliamentary government.
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Walpole at first endeavoured to reconcile the difference, and it was riot till he had wholly failed to effect this object that he resorted to more decided measures, which secured to him the favour of the King, but involved him in the open enmity of the Prince of Wales.
Walpole's secure ground of defence was his innocence; but the perfect knowledge be possessed of the character of his assailants, and of the usual effect of the biting sarcasms which he had been so long used to launch against them, gave him advantages that might have made even the worse appear the better cause.
Walpole's address and exertions overcame the obstacles which opposed themselves to this plan, but the new ministry was no sooner arranged than he was accused in the House of Commons of various crimes and misconduct in his office.
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 Robert Walpole
Walpole was born in Houghton in 1676 and educated at Eton and Cambridge with the intention of going into the Church, but decided to pursue a career in politics instead.
Walpole was a Whig and elected to the House of Common in 1701, later he was appointed as the Secretary of War in 1708 and Treasurer of the Navy in 1710.
Walpole himself did all that he could to steer the country away from War as this was the ultimate drain in a country’s resources.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Walpole was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University and entered Parliament in 1701 at the age of 25.
Before becoming 'prime minister' in 1721, Walpole was first lord of the treasury in the government dominated by James Stanhope and Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland.
Walpole concentrated on building influence in the House of Commons and held sway by force of personality, leaving the administration of foreign affairs to others.
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 Robert Walpole
Robert Walpole was born in Houghton in 1676.
Walpole, a Whig, was elected to the House of Commons in 1701.
Walpole gradually lost the support of the House of Commons, and in February 1742 he was forced to resign from office.
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Walpole's: but Madame du Deffand was a recent acquaintance, who had no claim on him, but the pleasure he received from her society, and his desire that her blind and helpless old age might not be deprived of any of the comforts and alleviations of which it was capable.
Walpole, in the most earnest manner, begged to prevent the unpleasantness of his old friend's exposing her necessities, and imploring aid from the minister of the day, by allowing him to make up the deficit in her revenue, as a loan, Or in any manner that would be most satisfactory to her.
Horace Walpole was the third and youngest son (21) of that eminent minister, Sir Robert Walpole-the glory of the Whigs, the preserver of the throne of these realms to the present Royal Family, and under whose fostering rule and guidance the country flourished in peace for more than twenty years.
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 Robert Horatio Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Horatio Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole, JP (born 8 December 1938) is a British politician and one of ninety elected hereditary peers of the House of Lords.
Walpole is a descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister.
He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. and an M.A. He served on the City Council of Norfolk for eleven years, then entered the House of Lords upon the death of his father.
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 Robert Walpole
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, Prime Minister of England from 1721 to 1742, was the third but eldest surviving son of Robert Walpole, M.P., of Houghton in Norfolk, by Mary, only daughter and heiress of Sir Jeffery Burwell, of Rougham, in Suffolk.
Walpole obtained the lucrative if unimportant post of paymaster-general of the forces in the administration which was formed under the nominal rule of Lord Halifax, but of which Stanhope and Townshend were the guiding spirits.
His eldest son was raised to the peerage as Baron Walpole (June 10, 1723) and he himself became a Knight of the Bath on the 27th of May 1725, and was rewarded with the Garter in May 1726.
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 Sir Robert Walpole
Walpole did, however, have many of the responsibilities and duties of the modern office of prime minister.
Walpole resigned amid party infighting in 1717, splitting the Whigs in Parliament, but in 1720 returned to the government as Paymaster General.
Walpole was forced to resign as prime minister in 1742, and was elevated to the House of Lords.
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A. Robert was born in Norfolk in 1678.
He was the son of Colonel Robert Walpole, a landlord, capitalist, and member of Parliament for Castle Rising.
Walpole and the Whigs labeled Tories who would not become Whigs "Jacobites." Walpole and Whigs reserved all government offices for Parliamentarians and their dependents who supported the Whig party and its policies.
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 Robert Walpole - Research and Read Books, Journals, Articles at Questia Online Library
In 1708 he was appointed secretary of war and later (1710–11) was treasurer of the navy.
As a Whig, he led the opposition in Parliament to the Tory administration of 1710–14 and as a consequence was falsely convicted (1712) of corruption and spent some months in the Tower of London.
Walpole had pursued a policy of friendship with France and avoidance of war, and he had managed (against fierce opposition) to keep Great Britain neutral during the War of the Polish Succession (1733–35).
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 Charles Richet - Robert Walpole
Walpole is considered the first "Prime Minister," and he dominated English politics for twenty years, becoming the first to occupy the official residence at 10 Downing Street.
Although the same source refers to Walpole as "a sincere member of the Church of England," his friends knew him to be a skeptic.
His biographer, A.C. Euard,* says that Walpole "was a man whose life reflects a genial paganism, who regarded all creeds with the impartiality of indifference, and who looked upon all religion as a local accident and as the result of hereditary influences" and "a sceptic as regards religion."
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 Encyclopedia: Robert Walpole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Robert Walpole was born in, Norfolk in 1676.
Walpole continued to be an influential figure in the House of Commons; he was especially active in opposing one of the Government's more significant proposals, the, which would have limited the power of the monarch to create new peerages.
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 Horace Walpole
Most likely, Walpole and Gray were homosexual lovers and Walpole's premature return to London in 1741, to take a seat in Parliament, was because they had quarreled.
Four years later, his famous father died, leaving him great wealth, but Walpole retained his seat in Parliament —; and followed his father's loyalties to King George II and Queen Caroline (Walpole observed Caroline to be a Deist believing in a future life).
Walpole published his own Gothic novel in 1765, The Castle of Otranto, to reflect that architectural style, and thereby launched a trend in Gothic literature.
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