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  1. The Hall. Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful stately homes and remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. A collaboration between the two defining British architects of the age – Colen Campbell and James Gibbs – and with lavish ...

  2. 20/05/2013 · May 20, 2013. KING'S LYNN, England — Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister and first political resident in 10 Downing Street, created one of the finest ever collections of Old ...

  3. The housekeeping at Houghton cost about £1,500 a week. After one bout of entertaining, Walpole’s wine merchant in London took back some 500 dozen empty bottles of Château Lafite and Château ...

  4. 16/02/2021 · Strawberry Hill House, in Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames, was the home of 18th-Century writer Sir Horace Walpole, who was the youngest son of Sir Robert.

  5. 01/04/2021 · On 3 April 1721, Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) became the First Lord of the Treasury and, in effect, Britain’s first Prime Minister. He remains the longest holder of this office, serving 21 years, and left a lasting impression on the role he helped to shape and secure to the British constitution. It was to Walpole that the Downing Street ...

  6. 04/09/2018 · Sir Robert Walpole. On 26th August 1676 Sir Robert Walpole was born, a man who would become not only Britain’s first Prime Minister, but also the longest serving Prime Minister in British history. Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk, the son of Robert Walpole senior, a Whig politician who served in the House of Commons, and his wife, Mary ...

  7. Robert Walpole, 1st earl of Orford, also called (1725–42) Sir Robert Walpole, (born August 26, 1676, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England—died March 18, 1745, London), British statesman (in power 1721–42), generally regarded as the first British prime minister. He deliberately cultivated a frank, hearty manner, but his political subtlety has scarcely been equaled. Walpole was the third son of ...