Sir Robert Walpole


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Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)

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Hunt, "The Russia Company and the Government, 1730-42," Oxford Slavonic Papers 7 (1957): 27-39, and Hunt, "Walpole, Holden and the Dissenting Deputies Committee," in Two Early Political Associations: Quakers and the Dissenting Deputies in the Age of Sir Robert Walpole (Oxford, England, 1961), 163-78.
But it was Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole who introduced statutory stage censorship in his 1737 Licensing Act, which meant there was now systematic oversight of all plays by the Lord Chamberlain.
It'll take you straight back to your school days with teasers such as "What did Sir Robert Walpole achieve for England?
Intriguingly, the first carriage, containing the Queen (pale blue), the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York, also contains the Marquis of Cholmondeley who, as you probably already know, is a descendant of former prime minister Sir Robert Walpole.
Sandys immediately demanded the banishment of Sir Robert Walpole, but Sandys's unprecedented motion was not an impeachment of an individual but a demand by the people for the government to completely change its course.
Lord and Lady Walpole have a family tree that contains the names of some of Britain's most famous personalities, including our first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole.
In his astonishing eighteen years and eleven months in office--only exceeded in length by two other premiers, Sir Robert Walpole and Pitt's own lieutenant Lord Liverpool--Pitt piled achievement upon achievement, yet there has not been a truly fine, full-scale one-volume life written of him--until now.
Fortunately for Britain, however, Sir Robert Walpole and the Bank of England managed to restore order and to place English public finance on a permanently solid footing.
Rivero instead notes that Flimnap is "Usually taken to represent Sir Robert Walpole," Reldresal is "Probably Lord Carteret" but possibly "the first Earl Stanhope" or "Lord Townshend," that "one of the King's Cushions" is "Perhaps an allusion to the duchess of Kendal," and that the blue, red and green silken threads are "Usually identified with the colors of the ribbons of the Orders of the Garter (blue), the Bath (red), and the Thistle (green).
See "Letter of Sir Robert Walpole to Horace Walpole on the Riots Occasioned by the Gin Act," in Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford.
SEPTEMBER 22: 1735 - Sir Robert Walpole first PM to occupy No.
22) The historical, cultural, and political references become part of the web of deceit, disguise, and ridicule that he creates to power an attack on those he held responsible for the downfall of his father, Sir Robert Walpole, First Lord of the Treasury, in 1742, and the role of the guilty men in the subsequent administration.
The longest-serving Prime Minister was Whig Sir Robert Walpole, from 721 to 1742.
In 1739 he wrote a celebrated drama, Gustavus Vasa, the Deliverer of His Country; its performance was forbidden because of the supposition that Sir Robert Walpole, the prime minister, was depicted in the part of the villain.