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Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood (1767-1841), Politician; MP for Yorkshire, Westbury, Pontefract and Northallerton
Sitter in 5 portraits
Henry Lascelles entered Parliament as a MP for Yorkshire in 1796. He was re-elected in 1802, but did not stand in 1806. In 1807, he again contested the seat in an election that was memorable for the vast amount of money, almost £100,00 that Lascelles spent on this unsuccessful campaign. He returned to Parliament in 1812, this time for Pontefract but subsequently sat for the family borough of Northallerton in 1818. Lascelles was a moderate Tory and opposed Catholic emancipation and parliamentary reform. He succeeded his father to the Earldom in 1820 and took his seat in the House of Lords.
by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Jackson