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Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orfordlocked

(1717–1797)
  • Paul Langford

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Walpole, Horatio [Horace], fourth earl of Orford (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts, was born on 24 September 1717 at his father's house in Arlington Street, Piccadilly, Westminster. The father was Robert Walpole, first earl of Orford (1676–1745), already a leading whig politician and on his way to becoming ...

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H. Walpole, ed. W. S. Lewis & others, 48 vols. (1937–83)