Reference Entry

Cavendish, Spencer Compton, marquess of Hartington and eighth duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), politician

Jonathan P. Parry

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Education, the turf, lovers, and early political career | Irish secretary | Liberal leader in the Commons, and political creed | Secretary for India, and for war | Domestic politics, distrust of Gladstone, and the Liberal split | Liberal Unionism, dukedom, and marriage | Free trade, tariff reform, and death | Assessment

Reference Entry.  6052 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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