Thursday, 29 June 2017

Old Photograph Highland Games Haddo House Scotland

Old photograph of Highland Games outside Haddo House near Tarves, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Gordons, who later became the Earls of Aberdeen and Marquesses of Aberdeen, lived on the site for over 500 years. The most notable former resident was George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, the British Prime Minister from 1852 to 1855. George, born 28 January 1784, died 14 December 1860, known as Lord Haddo from 1791 to 1801, was a British politician, diplomat and landowner, successively a Tory, Conservative and Peelite, who served as Prime Minister from 1852 until 1855 in a coalition between the Whigs and Peelites, with Radical and Irish support. The Aberdeen ministry was filled with powerful and talented politicians, whom Aberdeen was largely unable to control and direct. Despite trying to avoid this happening, it took Britain into the Crimean War, and fell when its conduct became unpopular, after which Aberdeen retired from politics.

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