Reference Entry

Walpole, Robert, first earl of Orford (1676-1745), prime minister

Stephen Taylor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Marriage and private life | Early political career | The Hanoverian succession and whig schism | Return to government and the South Sea Bubble | Consolidation of power and management of the Commons | Building and collecting | Minister of George I | The emergence of the great man | The crises of 1733 and 1736 | Scotland, the court, and the 'new opposition' | Foreign policy and war, 1738-1741 | The fall of Walpole, 1741-1742 | Last years | Assessment

Reference Entry.  24030 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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