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  1. Early life. Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk, in 1676.One of 19 children, he was the third son and fifth child of Robert Walpole, a member of the local gentry and a Whig politician who represented the borough of Castle Rising in the House of Commons, and his wife Mary Walpole, the daughter and heiress of Sir Geoffrey Burwell of Rougham, Suffolk.

  2. Robert Walpole. Walpole has often been referred to as Britain’s first prime minister, but historically this is incorrect. The title had in fact been applied to certain ministers in Anne’s reign and was commonly used as a slur or simply as a synonym for first minister.

  3. Horace Walpole, 4º Conte di Orford (Londra, ... Walpole nacque a Londra il 24 settembre del 1717, ultimo di tre figli di sir Robert Walpole, ...

  4. 13/08/2019 · In general, mercantilism is the belief in the idea that a nation's wealth can be increased by the control of trade: expanding exports and limiting imports.In the context of the European colonization of North America, mercantilism refers to the idea that colonies existed for the benefit of the Mother Country.

  5. The Lilliputians are a society of people around six inches in average height, but with all the arrogance and sense of self-importance associated with full-sized men. Typically greedy, jealous, manipulative, conniving, violent, selfish, and untrustworthy; they are, in all ways, an accurate portrayal of their "giant" counterparts. They live on the island of Lilliput, located on the Indian Ocean ...

  6. The History Today archive contains writing by experts on every period of history, from the Roman Empire to the 20th century.