|Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE (1796 - 1870)|
|1st Earl Howe|
|Children||Self + Spouses||Parents||Grandparents||Greatgrandparents|
George Augustus Frederick Louis CURZON-HOWE (1821 - 1876)
Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE (1822 - 1900)
|Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE (1796 - 1870)
Harriet Georgina BRUNDELL (1799 - 1836)
|b. 11 Dec 1796|
|+. Harriet Georgina BRUNDELL (1799 - 1836)|
|d. 12 May 1870 aged 73|
|George Augustus Frederick Louis CURZON-HOWE (1821 - 1876)|
|Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE (1822 - 1900)|
|Richard George Penn Curzon HOWE (1861 - 1929), Evelyn Alice CURZON-HOWE (1862 - 1913), Edith Cecilia CURZON-HOWE (1864 - 1936), Frederck Graham CURZON-HOWE (1868 - 1920)|
|Events in Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE (1796 - 1870)'s life|
|11 Dec 1796||Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE was born|
|1821||25||Birth of son George Augustus Frederick Louis CURZON-HOWE|
|14 Feb 1822||25||Birth of son Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE|
|1836||40||Death of wife Harriet Georgina BRUNDELL (aged 37)|
|12 May 1870||73||Richard William Penn CURZON-HOWE died|
As his father predeceased him, Curzon inherited his grandfather's viscountcy in 1820. He took the additional name of Howe by Royal licence a year later and was created Earl Howe (a revival of the title previously held by his maternal grandfather) that year. From 1829 to 1830, he was a Tory Lord of the Bedchamber to George IV, appointed a GCH in 1830 and was Lord Chamberlain to The Queen from 1830 to 1831 and again from 1834 to 1837. On his mother's death in 1835, he inherited her barony.
His office gave him considerable influence over the Queen and through her the King, both of whom liked and admired him. Malicious gossip that he was the Queen's lover was not taken seriously even at the time, and is entirely discounted by historians. It was his position as an extreme Tory, and his strong opposition to the Reform Act 1832 which made him unacceptable to the Government, and Lord Grey eventually insisted on his dismissal, much to the Queen's distress. Subsequent negotiations to reinstate him came to nothing.
William IV's biographer described him as a man whose vanity and arrogance should have made him insufferable, yet who clearly possessed personal charm great enough to make those who knew him overlook his faults.
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|- Reference = p1327 (Name, Notes)|