Whig 1768 to 1770
“Wisdom is at no times more conspicuous, nor more amiable, than in the acknowledgement of error.”
28 September 1735
14 March 1811, Euston Hall, Suffolk
Dates in office
1768 to 1770
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton was a colourful figure whose complex private life overshadowed his time as Prime Minister.
His short period of office was taken up with issues surrounding America.
He attracted scandal for his indiscreet personal life and love of pleasure, but his career was saved by his wife’s own indiscretions, which allowed him to divorce her.
Read more about Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, on the History of government blog.