Regency Personalities Series-Sir Horatio Mann

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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Sir Horatio Mann
2 February 1744 – 2 April 1814

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Sir Horatio Mann

Sir Horatio Mann was educated at Charterhouse School, he was MP for Maidstone from 1774 to 1784 and MP for Sandwich from 1790 to 1807. He had a number of influential friends including John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, with whom he shared a keen cricketing rivalry. He owned Boughton Place in Boughton Malherbe and Linton Park in Linton, both near Maidstone, and had his family seat at Bourne, near Canterbury. Within its grounds he had his own cricket ground Bishopsbourne Paddock which staged many first-class matches in the 1770s and 1780s. He later moved to Dandelion, near Margate, and established another ground there which was used for some first-class games…

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