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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Robert Gascoyne Cecil

 
 
Robert Gascoyne Cecil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. Robert Gascoyne Cecil Marker
Inscription.
Robert
Gascoyne Cecil
3rd Marquess of
Salisbury
1830-1903
Prime Minister
lived here

 
Erected 1965 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.382′ N, 0° 8.454′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Fitzroy Square and Conway Street, on the right when traveling south on Fitzroy Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Fitzroy Square, London Borough of Camden, England W1T 6EL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Bernard Shaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney Bechet (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Morse (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Fry (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A.W. Hofmann (about 90 meters away); Sir Charles Eastlake (about 90 meters away); Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Wikipedia). "Robert Arthur Talbot
Robert Gascoyne Cecil Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. Robert Gascoyne Cecil Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted on the building that now houses the Mozambique High Commission.
Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC, FRS, DL (3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903), styled Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868, was a British statesman of the Conservative Party, serving as Prime Minister three times for a total of over thirteen years. He was the last Prime Minister to head his full administration from the House of Lords....Historians agree that Salisbury was a strong and effective leader in foreign affairs, with a strong grasp of the issues. Paul Smith characterises his personality as "deeply neurotic, depressive, agitated, introverted, fearful of change and loss of control, and self-effacing but capable of extraordinary competitiveness." A representative of the landed aristocracy, he held the reactionary credo, "Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible." Searle says that instead of seeing his party's victory in 1886 as a harbinger of a new and more popular Conservatism, he longed to return to the stability of the past, when his party's main function was to restrain demagogic liberalism and democratic excess." (Submitted on April 9, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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