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Stanhope Philip

Stanhope, PHILIP HENRY, 5th Earl (1805-75), statesman and historian, entered Parliaulent in 1830. In 1834 he entered the Ministry as Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and, after the death of his father and his consequent removal to the House of Lords, he did not take a very prominent part in political affairs, but devoted himself to historical studies. Previously he had made, as Lord Mahon, a reputation by his History of the War of the Succession in Spain (1832) and his History of England (1836-54), both very solid and admirable works. He wrote several other works also, most notable of which are his Life of Pitt and his History of the Reign of Queen Anne (1870).