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No 10 guest historian series

Each month No 10 invites a professional historian to contribute a short article to this series.

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

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Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquess of Rockingham, emerged as one of the leading opposition figures during George III’s reign but also managed to head two short administrations himself. He was born in May 1730 at the family seat of Wentworth Woodhouse …