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Georgian Celebrity: William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, the First Home Secretary and Later Prime Minister

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 May 1737 – 7 May 1805), known as The Earl of Shelburne between 1761 and 1784, by which title he is generally known to history, was an Irish-born British Whig statesman … Continue reading

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