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Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook (1814-1906), Politician, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for War

Sitter in 29 portraits
Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook, was a Conservative politician who held office in every Tory government between 1858 and 1892. He served as Home Secretary (1867-8) and as Secretary of War (18478). His guiding principle was loyalty to his party and his leaders: by this loyalty he aimed to serve his country, his church, his class, his empire, and his queen; his attachment to all was very strong, and few things in politics gave him more satisfaction than his long association with Queen Victoria, who treated him as a trusty servant.

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Ax15846

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by William Walker & Sons
bromide print, circa 1867
NPG Ax15846

Ax17645

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax17645

x47137

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x47137

Ax15926

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15926

x7001

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, after 1891
NPG x7001

x30644

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30644

x30645

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30645

x30646

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30646

x30647

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1897
NPG x30647

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