Robert Walpole, first Earl of Orford

Standard Name: Orford, Robert Walpole,,, first Earl of
Used Form: Sir Robert Walpole

Connections

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Cultural formation Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
She writes occasionally like an Anglican , more often like a Deist or sceptic, and frequently as an anti-Catholic. In politics she was a pro-Robert Walpole Whig.
Dedications Eliza Haywood
EH dedicated to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough , a major critique, with her name, of Sir Robert Walpole 's Prime Ministership: the satirical fiction Adventures of Eovaai, Princess of Ijaveo.
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto, 2003.
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Whicher, George Frisbie. The Life and Romances of Mrs. Eliza Haywood. Columbia University Press, 1915.
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Haywood, Eliza. “Introduction”. Adventures of Eovaai, edited by Earla Wilputte, Broadview, 1999, pp. 7 - 40.
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Family and Intimate relationships Horace Walpole
He was the youngest son of statesman Sir Robert Walpole , though rumour said he was actually fathered by Carr, Lord Hervey (a son of the Earl of Bristol), who died as a young man.
Family and Intimate relationships Catharine Macaulay
CM 's father, John Sawbridge, was a landowner, and in politics an anti-Walpole Whig. After his wife's death he retired to a secluded life.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
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Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
She now sought the friendship of those in political power, like James Craggs , Charlotte Clayton , and members of the royal family. But she was closest to outsiders like Lady Stafford (an almost certainly...
Occupation Eliza Haywood
This was Fielding's last production. Next day Sir Robert Walpole introduced into parliament the Licensing Act , which killed this company and EH 's stage career.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Occupation Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield
From the age of twenty he held a positon at Court and a seat in Parliament . After becoming an earl he served in the Privy Council and as British ambassador at The Hague...
Other Life Event Mary Barber
Charged with scandalising and vilifying the king and government (George II and Sir Robert Walpole ), she was out on bail on 2 February. The accusation (for which the penalty ranged from a fine...
politics Mary Delany
Their object was to embarrass Sir Robert Walpole 's government, which had closed the visitors' gallery for a crucial debate over going to war with Spain. They besieged the gallery until admitted, then barracked the...
politics Eliza Haywood
EH 's political allegiance may have been dictated by the need to make a living, or by taking a satirical view of successive centres of political enthusiasm. She wrote opportunistic satire on George II while...
politics Mary Caesar
By this time his former Jacobite associates were treating him with some suspicion because they feared that financial need was causing him to curry favour with Robert Walpole 's government.
Sedgwick, Romney, editor. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715-1754.
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politics Mary Chandler
MC was never oppositional in her politics. She supported the Hanoverian monarchy and made no mention, either laudatory or critical, of the government of Sir Robert Walpole .
Shuttleton, David. “Mary Chandler’s Description of Bath (1733): the poetic topographies of an Augustan tradeswoman”. Women’s Writing, No. 3, pp. 447 - 67.
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No doubt she needed to maintain...
politics Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
A British ship had, said the Genoese, violated their neutrality by firing on a small boat suspected of being a smuggler. Each side took hostages, and the affair escalated. Lady Mary mobilised her contacts and...
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...
Publishing Mary Barber
He concluded, let Mrs Howard know that I recommend you to the Queen ,
Stewart, Wendy. “The Poetical Trade of Favours: Swift, Mary Barber, and the Counterfeit Letters”. Lumen, pp. 155 - 74.
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though he declined to supply a direct introduction to a potential royal patron. Two months later Gay wrote to Swift...

Timeline

11 June 1727
King George I died and George II assumed the throne.
31 December 1729
Mary Unknown , a political pamphleteer also writing as Thom Tell Truth , was interrogated before Walpole and Newcastle about her authorship of a libel entitled A Letter to a Member of Parliament in the North.
15 May 1730
Sir Robert Walpole 's Whig ministry was confirmed in power following the general election.
14 March 1733
Sir Robert Walpole first proposed the immensely controversial Excise Bill.
13 June 1734
A new parliament was called for this date following elections at which the opposition's aim was to shake the security of Sir Robert Walpole 's mandate.
3-30 April 1735
Sir John Barnard 's bill for regulating the theatres and limiting the number of companies failed to pass the House of Commons , but generated much heated debate over theatre reform.
21 June 1737
The Licensing Act received royal assent: the number of legitimate theatres in London was set at two, and plays were subject to censorship by the Lord Chamberlain.
2 February 1742
Sir Robert Walpole , Britain's first Prime Minister, communicated his intention of retiring.
16 February 1742
The Earl of Wilmington, Spencer Compton (Whig), became Prime Minister following Walpole 's resignation; he lasted only eighteen months.
By 6 April 1742
An Account of the Conduct of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, a politicalapologia and attack on her enemies composed by her over almost forty years with various helpers, appeared a few weeks after Prime Minister...
28 March 1745
Sir Robert Walpole , the first minister of state to be called Prime Minister, died, leaving a large fortune.