Walpole's constituency


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History Today
Vol. 30, no. 4 (April 1980), p. 40-44


In the early 18th century, King's Lynn was not only the constituency of the man generally regarded as Britain's first Prime Minister, but also an important and prosperous trading port. Its prominence attracted the attention of distinguished visitors, who commented on its social and structural problems as well as on its architectural and economic merits