Robert Harley Earl of Oxford, Prime Minister 1710-1714

a study of politics and letters in the age of Anne.
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Full text of "Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, Prime Minister, ; a study of politics and letters in the age of Anne". Robert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford, (born December 5,London, England—diedLondon), British statesman who headed the Tory ministry from to Although by birth and education he was a Whig and a Dissenter, he gradually over the years changed his politics, becoming the leader of the Tory and Anglican party.

Harley, Robert, first earl of Oxford and Mortimer (–), politician, was born on 5 December in Bow Street, London, and baptized on the following day at St Paul's, Covent Garden.

Robert Harley Earl of Oxford He was the eldest son of Sir Edward Harley (–) of Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire. Get this from a library. Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, prime minister A study of politics and letters in the age of Anne.

[Edward Stanley Roscoe]. my attention to the 6th earl of Wigtown’s newsletters in the Bodleian Library, and the journal’s reader for saving me from errors. 1 See Geoffrey Holmes, British Politics in the Age of Anne, revised edn (London, ), pp.

Appendix C, ‘Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, as “Prime Minister”’. Earl of Oxford is a dormant title in the Peerage of England, first created for Edgar the Atheling and held by him from toand later offered to Aubrey III de Vere by the Empress Matilda inone of four counties he could choose if Cambridgeshire was held by the King of Aubrey's acceptance, his family was to hold the title for more than five and a half centuries, until.

Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer was a title in the Peerage of Great was created in for the statesman Robert Harley, with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to those of his grandfather, Sir Robert was made Baron Harley, of Wigmore in the County of Hereford, at the same time, also in the Peerage of Great Britain and with similar remainder as for the earldom.

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Earl of Oxford, Prime Minister. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Harleian Library is a manuscript collection of more than 7, volumes and more t original legal documents, formed by Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, and his son Edward, 2nd Earl of Oxford. In it was purchased for £10, by the British government and with the collections of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton and Sir Hans Sloane formed the basis of the British Museum.

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer KG, was a British politician and statesman of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods. He began his career as a Whig, before defecting to a new Tory Ministry. He was raised to the peerage as an earl in /5(15). Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, was a senior political figure in the reign of Queen Anne.

Harley became her senior minister and acted as Secretary of State ( to ) and Lord Treasurer ( to ). The death of Anne and the succession of the Hanoverian George I effectively ended Harley’s political career. The Harley (or Oxford–Bolingbroke) ministry was the British government that existed between and in the reign of Queen was headed by Robert Harley (fromEarl of Oxford) and composed largely of was a former Whig who had changed sides, bringing down the seemingly powerful Whig ministry vigorously pushed for a peace to end the War of the.

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Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. HARLEY, ROBERT, first Earl of Oxford (–), the eldest son of Sir Edward Harley, K.B., by his second wife, Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel Stephens of Easington, Gloucestershire, was born in Bow Street, Covent Garden, on 5 Dec.and was educated at a private school kept by Mr.

Birch at Shilton, near Burford, Oxfordshire, where Simon Harcourt, first viscount [q. v.] (afterwards. Back then, the post of ‘Prime Minister’ didn’t really exist yet, but the broadly equivalent role of Lord Treasurer was held by Robert Harley, First Earl of Oxford and Mortimer.

Having started out as a Whig, Harley later shifted to the Tory side but appears to have remained committed to acting in the best interests of his country and monarch. Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, KG (5 December – 21 May ) was an English and later British statesman of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods.

He began his career as a Whig, before defecting to a new Tory Ministry.

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He was raised to the peerage of Great Britain as an earl in Between and he served as Lord High Treasurer, effectively Queen Anne. Jonathan Swifts letter to the earl of Oxford. The Lives of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, and of Robert, Earl of Oxford, &c., prime ministers in the reigns of Edward the Second and Richard the Second () Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, prime minister Robert's death may well have persuaded Thomas to move back to the ancestral interest in Herefordshire.

Though he was defeated inThomas was returned at a by-election in and remained M.P. for the county until Robert Harley, ist Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Robert Harley was by far the most important member of the family. Fly-leaf from book inscribed and signed by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, Janu /2, and a portrait of Harley, creatorOf: Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, Autograph letter signed: Whitehall, to an unidentified recipient, Jan.

Pierpont Morgan Library. The eldest, Sir ROBERT HARLEY ( - ), afterwards earl of Oxford and Mortimer (), born in London 5 Decemberwas, of course, by far the most famous member of the family — Member of Parliament for Radnor borough,thrice Speaker, Chancellor of the Exchequer (), Lord High Treasurer (), inexactly described as.

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, PC (26 August – 18 March ), known between and as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman and Whig politician who is generally regarded as the de facto first prime minister of Great Britain.

Although the exact dates of Walpole's dominance, dubbed the "Robinocracy", are a matter of scholarly debate, the period – is often. Author of Robert Harley, Earl Of Oxford, Prime Minister,Buckinghamshire, The English scene in the eighteenth century, Rambles With A Fishing-Rod, The growth of English law, Lord Stowell, his life and the development of English prize law, Penn's country, A Digest of Cases Relating to the Construction of Buildings: The Liability and Rights of.Lord Robert Harley, born 5 Decchr.

6 Decdied 21 Maybur. 30 May - The whole family of people related to Brian Yap in Australia.3 Robert Harley in Queen Anne's reign Supports Godolphin's government. When Queen Anne ascended she wanted a High-church Tory government.

This again saw Marlborough-Godolphin in power, but now on a very different footing. Marlborough was a favorite of Queen Anne, Godolphin was made Lord Treasurer, and thus Prime Minister.