Friday, 17 August 2018

570) John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, KG, PC (1835 – 1910), known as Viscount Althorp from 1845 to 1857. British Liberal Party politician under, and close friend of, British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone. He was twice Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

- "... also known as the Red Earl because of his distinctive long red beard.",_5th_Earl_Spencer

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