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  1. As home secretary in the ministry of the earl of Liverpool, from June 1812 to January 1822, Sidmouth faced general edginess caused by high prices, business failures, and widespread unemployment. To crush demonstrations both by manufacturers and by Luddites (anti-industrial machine-smashing radicals) he increased the summary powers of magistrates.

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  2. 29 de dic. de 2017 · Biography Henry Addington’s historical reputation owes less to his brief spell as Prime Minister than to his later career as a famously reactionary Home Secretary after becoming Viscount...

  3. Sidmouth was a strong, effective and hard-working Home Secretary during some difficult years, introducing coercive legislation in 1817 and the Six Acts in 1819. As a result of this he became unpopular, such that his retirement from the Home Office in 1822 together with Canning’s advent gave Liverpool’s government a new lease of life.

  4. Home Secretary. He returned to government again as Lord President in March 1812, and, in June of the same year, became Home Secretary. As Home Secretary, Addington countered revolutionary opposition, being responsible for the temporary suspension of habeas corpus in 1817 and the passage of the Six Acts in 1819.

  5. 23 de feb. de 2021 · Lord Sidmouth, Home Secretary The architect of the most comprehensive network of informants since the days of Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's unofficial spymaster. He also had a reputation as a stern and distant lawmaker. His longevity and loyalty won him little esteem among his senior colleagues. “He is like the smallpox.

  6. Henry Addington, later Lord Sidmouth (1757-1844) Marjie Bloy Victorian Web [ Victorian Web Home —> Political History —> Prime Ministers] Henry Addington served as Prime Minister from 17 March 1801 to 10 May 1804. He was born on 30 May 1757. He was the eldest son and fourth of six children born to Dr Anthony Addington and Mary Hiley. Dr.