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Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676) Options
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Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676)

Walpole was an English statesman. Elected to the House of Commons in 1701, he later served as secretary of war. With the accession of George I, he rose rapidly to become first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer. With his consolidation of power, he effectively became the first British prime minister. He avoided foreign entanglement and kept England neutral until 1739, when he was forced into the War of Jenkins' Ear against Spain. How did the conflict get its name? More...
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it is lucky it was his ear they cut off, or this could have got ugly!
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I'd like to see the wig brought to Congress. Imagine if every time opposing parties had to gather they were required to wear their wigs. It might help to settle a few more matters.
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