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Alan Brooke Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount (1883—1963) army officer

Althorp, John Charles Spencer, Viscount, 3rd Earl Spencer (1782—1845) politician, agriculturist, and sportsman

Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham (1883—1963) naval officer

Carr, Robert, 1st Viscount Rochester, 1st earl of Somerset (c. 1587—1645) favourite of James I.

Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal (1893—1971) air force officer

Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount (1674—1738) politician, diplomatist, and agricultural innovator

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861—1936) army officer

Frederick John Robinson Goderich, 1st Viscount (1782—1859) prime minister

Frederick Stuart Castlereagh, Viscount

Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833—1913) army officer

Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere (1868—1940) newspaper proprietor

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (1757—1844) prime minister

Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard (1873—1956) air force officer

James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair (1619—1695) lawyer and politician

John Graham Dundee, 1st Viscount (1648—1689)

Percy Clinton Strangford, sixth Viscount (1780—1855)

Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane (1856—1928) politician, educationist, and lord chancellor

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill (1772—1842) army officer

Simon Harcourt Harcourt, 1st Viscount (1661—1727) lawyer and politician

Sinclair, Sir Archibald, 1st Viscount Thurso (1890—1970) politician

Stratford Canning Stratford de Redcliffe, 1st Viscount (1786—1880) diplomatist

Viscount Castlereagh (1769—1822) politician

Viscount Torrington (1743—1813)


William Fiennes Saye and Sele, 1st Viscount (1582—1662) politician

William Howard Stafford, 1st Viscount (1612—1680) nobleman

William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount (1891—1970) army officer


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Are the fourth highest grade in the peerage, taking precedence over barons. This was the last of the five grades to be created: in 1440 Henry VI made John, Lord Beaumont, a viscount. The title was never particularly popular. In 1838, when Melbourne was educating the young Queen Victoria, she remarked that there had been very few viscounts at her coronation: ‘there are very few viscounts,’ he replied, ‘they are a foreign title and not really English.’

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