The Whig politician William Lamb, the 2nd Viscount Melbourne, was Home Secretary and Prime Minister in the 19th century.


Viscount Melbourne: a man with the thankless task of leading factions

William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, was at the centre of Whig social circles. The second son of Peniston Lamb, first Viscount Melbourne, he followed a normal early life for sons of Whig magnates. … Read the full post »