Lamb, Whig M.P. (1806); supported Catholic emancipation; Irish secretary (1827, 1828); succeeded to viscountcy (1829); home secretary under Grey (1830-34), employed in Ireland coercive measures. Prime minister (July-Nov. 1834 and 1835-41), eminently tactful political adviser of young Queen Victoria; opposed reduction of duties on imported grain; his firm stand averted war with France over Syria (1840).
|Born: , , , England 15th Mar 1779 ||Baptised: |
|Died: Brocket, Hatfield, Herts., England 24th Nov 1834 ||Buried: |
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