Charles, second Viscount Townshend

Standard Name: Townshend, Charles,,, second Viscount
Used Form: Lord Townshend


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politics Mary, Countess Cowper
The Whig party underwent various travails during MCC 's time in politics. In December 1716 and April 1717, when Lord Townshend (brother-in-law of Robert Walpole ) was dismissed first from one and then from another...


1716: The hawker Elizabeth Scales, eighty years...

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The hawker Elizabeth Scales , eighty years old, poor, and ill, petitioned Lord Townshend against her imprisonment for selling an opposition newspaper which she could not read, being illiterate.


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