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1st earl of Harrowby, Dudley Ryder

(1762—1847) politician

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Cato Street Conspiracy

Cato Street Conspiracy  

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A plot to murder Lord Liverpool's cabinet at dinner in February 1820 was led by Arthur Thistlewood, a follower of the agrarian communist Thomas Spence. The plotters were betrayed by a government spy ...
lord president of the council

lord president of the council  

A regular member of the cabinet for much the same reasons as the lord privy seal—it is useful to the prime minister to have ministers whose duties are small and who can be asked to undertake special ...
public schools

public schools  

During the Middle Ages, the grammar school provided education for poor scholars intended for the church and for the sons of noblemen. This included such schools as Eton and Winchester. By the 18th ...

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