Wednesday, 14 December 2016

#plaque366 Lord John Russell

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

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Whig and Liberal politician who was Prime Minister – twice, as his plaque boasts – Lord John Russell led the country from 1846 - 52 and again 1865 - 66. Russell was the architect of the Great Reform Act in 1832 and did much to promote parliamentary reform in the nineteenth century. As Home Secretary, he reduced the number of offences punishable by death, so that only murder and high treason could lead to execution.

Find his plaque at 37 Chesham Place…

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