Oxford, Robert Harley, earl of, 1661-1724

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Birth 1661-12-05
Death 1724-05-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

British statesman.

Robert Harley was born in London, England. He became a lawyer, and a Whig MP in 1689. In 1701 he was elected Speaker, and in 1704 became secretary of state. Shortly after, he became sympathetic to the Tories, and from 1708 worked to undermine the power of the Whigs. In 1710 Godolphin was dismissed, and Harley made Chancellor of the Exchequer, head of the government, and in 1711 Earl of Oxford and Lord High Treasurer. The principal act of his administration was.

The Treaty of Utrecht, 1713. In 1714 he was dismissed, and after the Hanoverian succession spent two years in prison.

From the description of Fly-leaf from book, 1681-1682. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50657565

Earl.

Robert Harley was the Earl of Oxford, and was born in 1661, and died in 1724.

From the description of Papers, 1713-1783. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50682935

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  • Scotland (as recorded)
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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Augsburg, Germany (as recorded)