Past Prime Ministers

Frederick Robinson, Viscount Goderich

Tory 1827 to 1828

“There was no one good in this life that had not with it some concomitant evil.”

Frederick Robinson, Viscount Goderich


1 November 1782, London


31 August 1827 - 21 January 1828

Dates in office

1827 to 1828

Political party



Viscount Goderich’s tenure as Prime Minister was hampered by a lack of royal support and his own ill-health. His administration was overtaken by larger shifts in the political landscape, but he returned to high office after his departure from Downing Street.

Read more about Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich, on the History of government blog.