Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales

(1707—1751) .

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Lord Orford Horace Walpole (1717—1797) author, politician, and patron of the arts


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Eldest son of George II and Queen Caroline; father of George III. For most of his life Frederick was at odds with his parents, and by the mid‐1730s he had become a willing tool of opposition politicians. Brought up in Hanover, he came to England in 1728. After his marriage in 1736 to Augusta of Saxe‐Coburg, he soon established a rival court at Leicester House which became an important meeting‐ground for Walpole's leading opponents. The ‘Leicester House group’ made a limited impact in Parliament in the 1740s, and broke up on the prince's sudden death in 1751.

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