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Wyndham, Sir William

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition


Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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(c. 1688–1740). Politician.

Wyndham owed his position as a leader of the Tories in the Walpole period to three things—his standing as a well‐connected Somerset baronet, his debating ability, and the fact that he was one of the few remaining Tories who had any experience of office. He entered Parliament at 21 at a by‐election in Somerset in ...

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Subjects: British History

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