Robert Walpole


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Noun1.Robert Walpole - Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)Robert Walpole - Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
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Ten years later he was allowed to come back and attempted to oppose Robert Walpole, the Whig statesman who for twenty years governed England in the name of the first two Georges; but in the upshot Bolingbroke was again obliged to retire to France.
Anniversaries: 1735: Sir Robert Walpole became first Prime Minister to move into N10 Downing Street; 1791: Birth of physicist and chemist Michael Faraday; 1792: France declared a republic; 1862: Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ordering the freeing of slaves; 1880: Birth of suffragette Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst; 1920: London's Metropolitan Police formed the motorised 'Flying Squad'; 1934: Undergound fire caused explosion at Gresford Mine near Wrexham, Wales, killing 262 miners; 1955: ITV, Britain's first commercial television station, started featuring Gibbs SR toothpaste in its first commercial; 1989: IRA bomb killed ten bandsmen at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent, and on the same day, American composer Irving Berlin died.
THE SEARCH for missing film producer Robert Walpole was called off after he was found safe and well in France.
200 YEARS AGO: Lieutenant Robert Walpole Dudley, of the Wilts Militia, having been found guilty by a court martial of endeavouring to promote quarrels between several of his officers and of damning the whole regiment, has been dismissed from the service.
Robert Walpole, PM from 1721-42, had a daughter by his mistress in 1725.
Robert Walpole, who made the box office hit I Went Down - ironically about a man who goes missing - went missing after leaving his Temple Bar office at 6pm last Thursday.
Anniversaries: 1735: Sir Robert Walpole became first Prime Minister to move into No 10 Downing Street; 1791: Birth of physicist and chemist Michael Faraday; 1792: France declared a republic; 1862: Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, ord ering the freeing of slaves; 1920: London's Metropolitan Police formed the motorised Flying Squad; 1955: Independent television company, ITV, began operating in Britain; 1989: Death of American composer Irving Berlin.
The leak was the biggest, and potentially most explosive since Sir Robert Walpole delivered the first financial statement in 1773.
The couples are neighbours in Norfolk, where Kate and William, 36, have a country house, Anmer Hall, and the Cholmondeleys reside at Houghton Hall, a mansion first built for Britain's first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole.
1742 - Sir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, enobled as first Earl of Orford.
1735: Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister to move into 10 Downing Street.