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Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828), Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Tory statesman. In office almost continuously for thirty years as Foreign Secretary under Addington (1801-3), was Home Secretary under Pitt (1804) and rose to be Prime Minister from 1812-27. Leading an unusually balanced Tory Cabinet, he steered his administration through the Napoleonic Wars and their turbulent aftermath in the 1820s when there was intense popular agitation in Britain.
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by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by Orlando Hodgson
hand-coloured etching and letterpress, circa November-December 1820