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Encyclopedia > George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton PC (January 17, 1709August 24, 1773), known as Sir George Lyttelton, Baronet between 1751 and 1756, was a British politician and statesman and a patron of the arts. He was one of the politicians who opposed Robert Walpole as a member (one of Cobham's Cubs) of the Whig Opposition the 1730s, After Walpole's fall, Lyttelton became Chancellor of the Exchequer (1755). He was a friend and supporter to Alexander Pope in the 1730s and to Henry Fielding in the 1750s. James Thomson addresses him throughout his poem The Seasons, and Lyttelton arranged a pension for Thomson. Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745) was a British statesman who is generally regarded as having been the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707 – October 8, 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. ... James Thomson (September 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748) was a Scottish poet. ...

He wrote Dialogues of the Dead in 1760 with Elizabeth Montagu, leader of the bluestockings, and The History of the Life of Henry the Second (1767–1771). The former work is part of a tradition of such dialogues. Henry Fielding dedicated Tom Jones to him. Elizabeth Montagu (1720 - 1800), was an English literary critic. ... The Blue Stockings Society was an informal womens social and educational movement in England in the mid-eighteenth century, created in imitation of the French society of the same name, emphasizing education and mutual co-operation rather than the individualism which marked the French version. ... Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707 – October 8, 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. ... The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (often known simply as Tom Jones) is a comic novel by Henry Fielding. ...

George Lyttelton spent many years and a fortune developing Hagley Hall and its park which contains many follies. The hall itself, which is in north Worcestershire, was designed by Sanderson Miller and is the last of the great Palladian houses to be built in England. Hagley Hall, of Hagley, Worcestershire and its park are among the supreme achievements of eighteenth-century English architecture and landscape gardening. ... Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, England The folly at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, England, built in the 1700s to resemble Gothic-era ruins In architecture, a folly is an extravagant, frivolous or fanciful building, designed more for artistic expression than for practicality. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Sanderson Miller (1717-1780) was a pioneer of Gothic revival architecture, and a designer of gardens and garden buildings. ... A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladios I Quattro Libri dellArchitettura, in a modestly priced English translation published in London, 1736. ...

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Lincoln
Cofferer of the Household
Succeeded by
The Duke of Leeds
Preceded by
Henry Bilson Legge
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Henry Bilson Legge
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baron Lyttelton
Succeeded by
Thomas Lyttelton
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Lyttelton
(of Frankley)
Succeeded by
Thomas Lyttelton

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George Lyttelton, 1st baron Lyttelton - LoveToKnow 1911 (896 words)
GEORGE LYTTELTON LYTTELTON, 1ST Baron (1709-1773), English statesman and man of letters, born at Hagley, Worcestershire, was a descendant of the great jurist Sir Thomas Littleton.
Lyttelton was also a writer of verse; his Monody on his wife's death has been praised by Gray for its elegiac tenderness, and his Prologue to the Coriolanus of his friend Thomson shows genuine, feeling.
Thomas (1744-1779), who succeeded as 2nd baron, played some part in the political life of his time, but his loose and prodigal habits were notorious, and he is known, in distinction to his father "the good lord," as the wicked Lord Lyttelton.
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