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Sir Robert Walpole

Person  Male  Born 26/8/1676  Died 18/3/1745

First Prime Minister of Great Britain. An early political victim of satire, the target of Swift, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, Hogarth and Thomas Gay. Walpole responded by setting up the office of the Lord Chamberlain to vet all new plays before performance. This censorship remained in place until the office was abolished in 1968. Father of Horace.
Born Norfolk. Died London.

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