Dudley Ryder

[1st Earl of Harrowby]

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Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby (22 December 1762 – 26 December 1847) was a prominent British politician of the Pittite faction and the Tory party.

Born in London, Ryder was the eldest son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, and his wife Elizabeth (née Terrick). Sir Dudley Ryder was his grandfather and Richard Ryder his younger brother. He was educated at Harrow School and St ... more »

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  • ''It is dangerous sending a young man who is beautiful to Oxford.''
    Dudley Ryder (1691-1756), British Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, diarist. Quoted in Arthur Marwick, "The Private Sphere," ch. 4, Beauty in Hi...
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