PRIME MINISTER ROBERT BANKS (2ND EARL OF LIVERPOOL) JENKINSON - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 23819
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PRIME MINISTER ROBERT BANKS JENKINSON, 2ND EARL OF LIVERPOOL
The Prime Minister and Earl signs "Liverpool" in ink
Signature: "Liverpool", 3x1½. Robert Banks Jenkinson (1770-1828), the 2nd Earl of Liverpool, was elected to the House of Commons in 1790, before he was old enough to serve there. By 1793, however, he was a rising force in the Tory Party, giving important speeches. He served in Conservative governments as Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War and Master of the Mint. Succeeding his father as Earl of Liverpool in 1803, he moved to the House of Lords. Lord Liverpool became Prime Minister in 1812, serving until 1827. Since his tenure coincided with the War of 1812 and the latter phase of the Napoleonic Wars, much of his energy was focused on foreign and military policy. (He had served in the British army in the early phase of the wars with France, even while serving in Parliament. Liverpool introduced restrictions on speech and assembly to combat the rising movement for broader political participation, and he opposed Catholic emancipation. Lightly soiled. Edges cut slightly irregularly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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