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James Stanhope Stanhope, 1st Earl

James Stanhope Stanhope, 1st Earl  

(1673–1721).Soldier, diplomat, and politician. Stanhope came to prominence in the War of the Spanish Succession where he was largely responsible for the campaign of 1710, including the disaster at ...
Lord Orford Robert Walpole

Lord Orford Robert Walpole  

(1676–1745).Traditionally known as Britain's first prime minister. From a Norfolk gentry family, Walpole was the Whig MP for Castle Rising (1701–2) and King's Lynn (1702–12, 1713–42). His first posts ...

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