3rd earl of Carlisle, Charles Howard

(1669—1738) politician and landowner

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Though twice 1st lord of the Treasury, Carlisle's political career was inconsequential, and his lasting achievement was the building of Castle Howard. He succeeded to the earldom in 1692. William III showed him favour, making him 1st lord of the Treasury in December 1701. But on Anne's succession in 1702, he was dismissed. He was reappointed 1st lord in May 1715 by George I, giving way to Walpole in October. Increasing gout and his love for Castle Howard made him reluctant to leave Yorkshire. He was buried in the vast mausoleum at Castle Howard designed by Hawksmoor.

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