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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The house's extravagant design and furnishings-chiefly of the Palladian style-were meant to reflect the social and cultural aspirations of its owner, Sir Robert Walpole (1676C 1745), and were a testament to his sophistication and wealth as well as to his new position in government.
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.
Catherine Nelson's grandmother was the sister of Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime minister of England.
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.
The longest-serving Prime Minister was Whig Sir Robert Walpole, from 721 to 1742.
Located in Norfolk, one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister.
The exhibition reassembles in its original setting for the first time the magnificent art collection created by Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole (1721-1742).