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date: 24 February 2021

Eden, (Robert) Anthony, first earl of Avonlocked

(1897–1977)
  • D. R. Thorpe

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Eden, (Robert) Anthony, first earl of Avon (1897–1977), prime minister, was born at Windlestone Hall, Ferryhill, co. Durham, on 12 June 1897. He was the third of the four sons, and the fourth of the five surviving children, of Sir William Eden (1849–1915), ...

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