See also:EARL (1835-1910),
See also:English statesman, was the son of the 4th Earl and his first wife, a daughter of
See also:Stephen Poyntz, of Cowdray
See also:Sussex .
See also:Born on the 27th of
See also:October 1835, . and educated at
See also:Harrow and Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge, he was a member of parliament for a few months before he succeeded to the earldom in
See also:December 1857 . His long career as a Liberal politician
See also:dates from his acceptance of. the
See also:office of
See also:lieutenant of
See also:Ireland under Gladstone in 1868, a
See also:post which he retained until 1874 . When the Liberals returned to power in 138o he was appointed lord
See also:president of the council, but in 1882 be entered upon a second
See also:term of office as lord-lieutenant of Ireland . The three years during which Earl
See also:Spencer now filled this position was a
See also:period of exceptional disorder in Ireland, marked by a long series of outrages and conspiracies associated with the " Invincibles," but the courage and firmness which he. then displayed won the admiration of all, and made his adoption of the policy of Home
See also:Rule in 1885. an event of considerable
See also:interest . In the
See also:short Liberal administration of •1886 he was lord-president of the council, and from 1892 to 1895 he was a very capable first lord of the
See also:admiralty; it. is on record that Gladstone, on retiring in 1904, would have recommended the
See also:Queen, if she had consulted him, to summon Lord Spencer to. the premiership . From 1902 to 1905 he was the Liberal
See also:leader in the
See also:House of Lords, and early in 1905, when a
See also:change of
See also:government was seen to be probable, it was thought in some quarters that SPENER, PHILIPP JAKOB (1635-1705), German theologian, he would be the most suitable Liberal
See also:minister . But was born on the 13th of
See also:January 1635, at
See also:Rappoltsweiler in his
See also:health broke down just at this
See also:time, and he took no further Upper
See also:Alsace . After a brief stay in the grammar School of
See also:part in
See also:life, although he survived until the 13th of
See also:Colmar he went to Strassburg in 1651, where he devoted himself
See also:August 1910, when he died at Althorp . For
See also:forty-five years the earl was a Knight of the Garter; he was lord-lieutenant of
See also:Northamptonshire for upwards of
See also:thirty years, and he had a reputation as a keen and daring rider to hounds . The
See also:fine library, collected at Althorp by the 2nd earl, was sold by him for £250,000 to Mrs
See also:Rylands, the widow of a Manchester
See also:merchant, and was by her presented to the city of Manchester . Earl Spencer had no
See also:children, and his successor was his halfbrother,.
See also:Charles Robert Spencer (b .
1857), who became the 6th earl . As the Hon . Charles R . Spencer he was one of the
See also:parliamentary representatives for Northamptonshire from 188o to 1895 and again from 190o to 1905, and was
See also:chamberlain of the royal
See also:household from 1892 to 1895 . In 1905 he was appointed lord chamberlain, and in the same
See also:year he was raised to the
See also:peerage as
See also:Viscount Althorp .
3RD EARL JOHN CHARLES SPENCER SPENCER (1782-1845)
WILLIAM ROBERT SPENCER (1769-1834)
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