Lord Sidmouth

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Henry Addington, the son of a doctor, was ennobled to the rank of Viscount Sidmouth in recognition of his services to the country while he was Prime Minister (1801-1804). These services included doubling income tax. Later, serving under another government as Home Secretary, Lord Sidmouth suspended habeas corpus, condoned the slaying of northern machine operatives and their wives in the Peterloo Massacre, and strongly opposed equal rights for Catholics.

Lord Sidmouth is one of the ministers who dines with the Duke of Wellington at Grosvenor-square on St Stephen's Day, 1816, and informs his grace of Strange's sudden aversion to pineapples. He is described as "a small, dried-up-looking person". Naturally this is not how he appears in his portrait by Copley[1][58].