More You Know: British Prime Ministers

Since I’m watching The Crown, I decided to look up the Prime Ministers who served alongside the King or Queen of England.  They were either of the Whig, Conservative, Tory, Liberal, Labour, or National Labour party.  For obvious reasons due to the political climate or recent timing, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Theresa May are more remembered and the current one of Boris Johnson.  The former Prime Ministers still living are Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Theresa May. Speaking of royalty, between George I (1714-1724) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952-present), Elizabeth II is the longest reigning Queen with 68 years under her crown until February 6, 2021 where she will start her 69th year. Here is the list of England’s Prime Ministers from 1721 to present times. (Source material are from Britannica and Wikipedia)

Robert Walpole by Arthur Pond

Robert Walpole (1721–42)

Spencer Compton (1742–43)

Henry Pelham (1743–54)

Thomas Pelham-Holles (1754–56; 1st time)

William Cavendish (1756–57)

Thomas Pelham-Holles (1757–62; 2nd time)

John Stuart (1762–63)

George Grenville (1763–65)

Charles Watson Wentworth (1765–66; 1st time)

William Pitt, the Elder (1766–68)

Augustus Henry Fitzroy (1768–70)

Frederick North (1770–82)

Charles Watson Wentworth (1782; 2nd time)

William Petty-Fitzmaurice (1782–83)

William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (1783; 1st time)

William Pitt, the Younger (1783–1801; 1st time)

Henry Addington (1801–04)

William Pitt, the Younger (1804–06; 2nd time)

William Wyndham Grenville (1806–07)

William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (1807–09; 2nd time)

Spencer Perceval (1809–12)

Robert Banks Jenkinson (1812–27)

George Canning by Richard Evans

George Canning (1827)

Frederick John Robinson (1827–28)

Arthur Wellesley (1828–30; 1st time)

Charles Grey (1830–34)

William Lamb (1834; 1st time)

Arthur Wellesley (1834; 2nd time)

Robert Peel (1834–35; 1st time)

William Lamb (1835–41; 2nd time)

Robert Peel (1841–46; 2nd time)

John Russell (1846–52; 1st time)

Edward Geoffrey Stanley (1852; 1st time)

George Hamilton-Gordon (1852–55)

Henry John Temple (1855–58; 1st time)

Edward Geoffrey Stanley (1858–59; 2nd time)

Henry John Temple (1859–65; 2nd time)

John Russell (1865–66; 2nd time)

Edward Geoffrey Stanley (1866–68; 3rd time)

Benjamin Disraeli (1868; 1st time)

William Ewart Gladstone (1868–74; 1st time)

Benjamin Disraeli (1874–80; 2nd time)

William Ewart Gladstone (1880–85; 2nd time)

Robert Cecil (1885–86; 1st time)

William Ewart Gladstone (1886; 3rd time)

Robert Cecil (1886–92; 2nd time)

David Lloyd George

William Ewart Gladstone (1892–94; 4th time)

Archibald Philip Primrose (1894–95)

Robert Cecil (1895–1902; 3rd time)

Arthur James Balfour (1902–05)

Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1905–08)

H.H. Asquith (1908–16)

David Lloyd George (1916–22)

Bonar Law (1922–23)

Stanley Baldwin (1923–24; 1st time)

Ramsay Macdonald (1924; 1st time)

Stanley Baldwin (1924–29; 2nd time)

Ramsay Macdonald (1929–35; 2nd time)

Stanley Baldwin (1935–37; 3rd time)

Neville Chamberlain (1937–40)

Winston Churchill (1940–45; 1st time)

Clement Attlee (1945–51)

Winston Churchill (1951–55; 2nd time)

Anthony Eden (1955–57)

Harold Macmillan (1957–63)

Alec Douglas-Home (1963–64)

Harold Wilson (1964–70; 1st time)

Boris Johnson by Ben Shread

Edward Heath (1970–74)

Harold Wilson (1974–76; 2nd time)

James Callaghan (1976–79)

Margaret Thatcher (1979–90)

John Major (1990–97)

Tony Blair (1997–2007)

Gordon Brown (2007–10)

David Cameron (2010–16 )

Theresa May (2016–19)

Boris Johnson (2019–) 

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