Charles Townshend

Portrait by [[Joshua Reynolds]] Charles Townshend (27 August 1725 – 4 September 1767) was a British politician who held various titles in the Parliament of Great Britain. His establishment of the controversial Townshend Acts is considered one of the key causes of the American Revolution.

Townshend was born at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, as the second son of Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend, and Audrey Harrison. A sickly child, he later graduated from Leiden University and served in various political roles, including as a member of the Board of Trade, Lord of the Admiralty, Paymaster of the Forces, and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He played a significant role in the taxation and control of American colonies, proposing the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on various exports to America. These acts were met with resistance and eventually led to the American Revolution. Townshend died in September 1767. He was married to Caroline Campbell, who later became the Baroness Greenwich, and his brother, George Townshend, became the Lord-lieutenant of Ireland. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1764
printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1764
printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1764
printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1763
Printed for W. Nicoll

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1993
Oxford University Press

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1764
printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly

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by Townshend, Charles
Published 1983
Clarendon

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by Burke, William
Published 1760
Printed for R. and J. Dodsley
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