Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ALEX MONTAGU MANCHESTER IS THE EARL OF SANDWICH THE NAME WAS GIVEN FIRST BY KING HENRY VIII ANYTHING HERE IS DOCUMENTED BY THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich


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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, oil painting after a portrait by John Zoffany in the National …
[Credit: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London]

John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich,  (born Nov. 13, 1718—died April 30, 1792, London, Eng.), British first lord of the Admiralty during the American Revolution (1776–81) and the man for whom the sandwich was named.
Having succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, the 3rd Earl, in 1729, he studied at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and traveled abroad and then took his seat in the House of Lords in 1739. He served as postmaster general (1768–70) and secretary of state for the northern department (1763–65, 1770–71). In the latter capacity he took a leading part in the prosecution (1763) of John Wilkes, the ... (100 of 329 words)