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Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (1778-1860)

Sitter in 3 portraits
Pierrepont (born Charles Medows) joined the Royal Navy as a lieutenant and commander in 1797 before promotion to captain the following year. He served with Lord Nelson in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars but retired from the Navy in 1803. His elder brother Evelyn died in 1801, when Charles adopted the surname Pierrepont and took his brother's seat as MP for Nottinghamshire. In 1806, his father was created Earl Manvers, and Charles was styled Viscount Newark. He remained an MP until 1816, when he succeeded to the Earldom.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999


Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers

by Charles Algernon Tomkins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D38216

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