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Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
b.7 Jun 1770
d.4 Dec 1828
m. 9 Feb 1769
  1. Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool1770 - 1828
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Name Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Jun 1770
Death[1] 4 Dec 1828


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Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool KG PC (7 June 1770 – 4 December 1828) was an English politician and both the youngest and longest-serving Prime Minister (1812–27) since 1806. As Prime Minister, Liverpool called for repressive measures at the local level to maintain order after the riots of 1819. He dealt smoothly with the Prince Regent when King George III was incapacitated. He also steered the country through the period of radicalism and unrest that followed the Napoleonic Wars. He favoured commercial and manufacturing interests as well as the landed interest. He sought a compromise of the heated issue of Catholic emancipation. The revival of the economy strengthened his political position. By the 1820s he was the leader of a reform faction of "Liberal Tories" who lowered the tariff, abolished the death penalty for many offenses, and reformed the criminal law. By the time of his death in office, however, the Tory Party was ripping itself apart. John Derry says he was

A capable and intelligent statesman, whose skill in building up his party, leading the country to victory in the war against Napoleon, and laying the foundations for prosperity outweighed his unpopularity in the immediate post-Waterloo years.

Important events during his tenure as Prime Minister included the War of 1812 with the United States, the Sixth and Seventh Coalitions against the French Empire, the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars at the Congress of Vienna, the Corn Laws, the Peterloo Massacre, the Trinitarian Act 1812 and the emerging issue of Catholic Emancipation.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   JENKINSON, Hon. Robert Banks (1770-1828), in The History of Parliament.