Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington(1673-1743), Prime Minister; Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter in 6 portraits
Politician; Speaker of the House of Commons, 1715-27, and an ineffective Prime Minister, 1742-43; the favourite of George II.
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