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Old July 15th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Looking for a biography of spencer compton


Hi I am looking to read a biography of Britain's second Prime Minister Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington. Please could I have any recommendations. Thanks.
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Old July 15th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #2

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If you mean Spencer Compton the eighth duke of Devonshire Volumes one and two can be read on line or downloaded here>


https://archive.org/details/lifeofspencercom01holluoft


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Old July 15th, 2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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Hi thanks but no, that is a different person. The 8th Duke of Devonshire lived 1833-1908 and was briefly leader of the Liberal Party. The Spencer Compton i'm after was Prime Minister from 1742-1743.
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