Henry FitzHerbert Wright

Henry FitzHerbert Wright (9 October 1870 – 23 February 1947) was an English cricketer, lawyer and Conservative politician. He was active in local government in Derbyshire and sat in the House of Commons from 1912 to 1918. Wright was the eldest son of FitzHerbert Wright of the Hayes, Alfreton, Derbyshire and his wife Louise Charlotte Rudolphine von Beckmann daughter of E C Frederick von Beckmann. He was educated at Eton where he was a proficient cricketer and at Trinity College, Cambridge. In the 1891 season he played two games for Derbyshire, making his debut against MCC. He played one game for Derbyshire against Essex in the 1892 season and spent the following winter touring in Ceylon and India with Lord Hawke's XI. Wright suspended his first class cricket career and was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1895. He was on the Midland Circuit and was an alderman of the Derbyshire County Council. He returned to first class cricket in the 1904 season when he played two games for Derbyshire. In the 1905 season managed he seven games and ended his cricket career. Wright was a right hand batsman who played 22 matches in 13 first class games with an average of 19.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 9th, 1870
United Kingdom
Date of death
February 23rd, 1947 at age of 76


1. Eton College Independent school

Eton College, usually referred to as Eton, is a British independent boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor".

Type University
Institution colors
SL4 6DW - Windsor, Berkshire
Official web page www.etoncollege.com
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Eton College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1871., Politician
b. 1869., Politician
b. 1872., Military Person
b. 1875., Politician
b. 1870., Military Commander
b. 1869., Military Person
b. 1865., Military Person

2. Trinity College, Cambridge Colleges/University

Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England. With around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and 170 fellows, it is the largest college in either Oxford or Cambridge. In terms of student numbers, it is second to Homerton College, Cambridge.

Type College
2013. 763 mil. £
2010. 700 mil. £
Trinity Street, CB2 1TQ - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2012. 676
2006. 660
2012. 368
2006. 430
Acceptance rate
2012. 33.4 %
Official web page www.trin.cam.ac.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Trinity College, Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

b. 1875., Academic
b. 1874., Religious Leader
b. 1873., Chivalric Order Member
b. 1866., Noble person
b. 1868., Physicist
b. 1872., Olympic athlete

Political engagements

Conservative Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Conservative Party, colloquially referred to as the Tory Party or the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. It espouses the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. After merging with the Liberal Unionist Party in 1912, it changed its name to the Conservative and Unionist Party, although that name is rarely used. As of 2013 it is the largest single party in the House of Commons with 305 MPs, governing in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, as Prime Minister. It is the largest party in local government with 8,296 councillors. The Conservative Party was founded in 1834, and was one of two dominant parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party. In the 1920s, the Liberal vote greatly diminished and the Labour Party became the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative prime ministers led governments for 57 years of the 20th century, including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's tenure led to wide-ranging economic liberalisation and saw the Conservatives become the most eurosceptic of the three major parties.


Check Henry FitzHerbert Wright on wikipedia.

Facebook comments