ROBERT WALPOLE, 1st Earl of Oxford (1676 – 1745), was known as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman, a Whig politician who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. He holds the record as serving as the longest-serving British Prime Minister, which was uninterrupted for 20 years. Walpole was a Whig from the gentry class who was first elected to Parliament in 1701 and held many senior positions. Historian Frank O’Gorman said his leadership in the Parliament reflected his “reasonable and persuasive oratory, his ability to move both the emotions as well as the minds of men, and, above all, his extraordinary self-confidence.”
His signature, R. Walpole, on a 1 ½ x 2 ½ off white sheet.
In excellent condition.
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