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Lord William George Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (27 February 180221 September 1848), better known as simply Lord George Bentinck, was an English Conservative politician and racehorse owner, best known (with Benjamin Disraeli) for his role in unseating Sir Robert Peel over the Corn Laws. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1802 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Corn Laws, in force between 1815 and 1846, were import tariffs ostensibly designed to protect British farmers and landowners, against competition from cheap foreign grain imports. ...

Bentinck was a younger son of the fourth duke of Portland, and elected a MP for King's Lynn in 1828, which constituency he represented until his death. Although initially a follower of George Canning, Bentinck supported the Whigs over the question of parliamentary reform. However, in 1834 he broke with the Whigs and, like Lord Stanley and Sir James Graham, among others, joined the new Conservative Party which formed under the leadership of Peel. William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (6 June 1768–27 March 1854). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Map sources for Kings Lynn at grid reference TF6120 Kings Lynn is a town in Norfolk, England (population 34,564) on the River Great Ouse. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Right Honourable George Canning (11 April 1770-8 August 1827) was a British politician who served as Foreign Secretary and, briefly, Prime Minister. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... The British Reform Act of 1832 (2 & 3 Will. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Arms of Edward Smith-Stanley The Right Honourable Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, KG, PC (March 29, 1799 - October 23, 1869) was a British statesman, three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and is to date the longest serving leader of the Conservative Party. ... Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Baronet (1 June 1792 - 25 October 1861) was a British statesman. ...

Bentinck first became prominent in politics in 1846 when he, with Disraeli, led the protectionist opposition to the repeal of the Corn Laws. Historians see Bentinck's participation as vital, for the majority of those who opposed repeal were country gentlemen, who were far more likely to follow the son of a duke than Disraeli, an Anglicized Sephardic-Jewish literay figure of somewhat ill-repute. Although Bentinck and Disraeli did not prevent the repeal of the Corn Laws, they did succeed in forcing Peel's resignation some weeks later over the Irish Coercion Bill. The Conservative Party broke in half; some hundred free-trade Peelites followed Peel, while two hundred and thirty protectionists formed the new Conservative Party, with Stanley (later the Earl of Derby) as overall leader. Bentinck became leader of the party in the House of Commons. 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Protectionism is the economic policy of promoting favored domestic industries through the use of high tariffs and other regulations to discourage imports. ... In the strictest sense, a Sephardi (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew Səfardi, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Səfardim, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄ardîm) is a Jew original to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal: ספרד, Standard Hebrew Səfárad, Tiberian Hebrew Səp̄áraḏ / Səp̄āraḏ), or whose ancestors were among the Jews expelled from... The Peelites were a breakaway faction of the British Conservative Party, and existed from 1846 to 1859. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ...

Bentinck resigned the leadership in 1848, his support of Jewish emancipation being unpopular with the bulk of the party, and was succeeded by the Marquess of Granby. He died of a heart attack in September of that year. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Most Noble Charles Manners, 6th Duke of Rutland (1815–1888), known before 1857 as the Marquess of Granby, was an English Conservative politician. ...

In addition to his political activities, Bentinck was well known for his interest in "the Turf." Bentinck owned several successful race horses and his stable was renowned for its quality. Bentinck was particularly admired in many quarters for his efforts to eliminate fraud in the sport.

Preceded by:
Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Conservative Leader of the Commons
Succeeded by:
Marquess of Granby

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Leaders of the Conservative Party since 1834. ... The Most Noble Charles Manners, 6th Duke of Rutland (1815–1888), known before 1857 as the Marquess of Granby, was an English Conservative politician. ...


Robert Norman William Blake, Baron Blake (December 23, 1916 - September 20, 2003) was an English historian, best known for his 1966 biography of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. ... See also: 1965 in literature, other events of 1966, 1967 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

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Lord William George Frederick Bentinck - LoveToKnow 1911 (500 words)
LORD WILLIAM GEORGE FREDERICK Cavendish BENTINCK, better known as Lord George Bentinck (1802-1848), British politician, was the second surviving son of the fourth duke of Portland, by Henrietta, sister of Viscountess Canning, and was born on the 27th of February 1802.
In 1828 he succeeded his uncle Lord William Bentinck as member for Lynn-Regis, and continued to represent that constituency during the remaining twenty years of his life.
His failures as a speaker in parliament seem to have discouraged him from the attempt to acquire reputation as a politician, and till within three years of his death he was little known out of the sporting world.
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