The Marquess of Salisbury becomes Prime Minister for the first time

After the death of Benjamin Disraeli in 1881, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, became leader of the Conservative Party. He was in the unusual position of leading his party from the House of Lords (and to this day the last to do so), so Sir Stafford Northcote served the role of. . .

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