Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath Politician

Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath JP (26 January 1905 – 30 June 1992), styled Lord Henry Thynne until 1916 and Viscount Weymouth between 1916 and 1946, was a British politician, aristocrat and landowner. Lord Bath was second but eldest surviving the son of Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath and Violet Mordaunt, and was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1916 he became the heir to the family titles and estates, after his elder brother John was killed in action in the First World War. In the 1920s the tabloid press considered him one of the group it called the Bright Young People. As Viscount Weymouth, he was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Frome between 1931 and 1935, and served as a member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall from 1933 to 1936 and Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire in 1938. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, fought in the Second World War and was afterwards awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. Thynne succeeded his father as Marquess of Bath in 1946. He was noted for his forestry work on the ancestral estate of Longleat.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 26th, 1905
United Kingdom
Date of death
June 30th, 1992 at age of 87



Noble titles

Noble title From To
Marquess of Bath 1946 1992


1. Harrow School Independent school

Harrow School, commonly known simply as "'Harrow", is an English independent school for boys situated in the town of Harrow, in north-west London. There is some evidence that there has been a school on the site since 1243 but the Harrow School of today was officially founded by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I in 1572. Harrow is one of the original nine public schools that were defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.

Type Boarding school
5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, HA1 3HP - London, Greater London
Official web page www.harrowschool.org.uk
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2. Christ Church, Oxford Colleges/University

Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple (æděs) or house (ædēs) of Christ, and thus sometimes known as The House), is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Type University
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St. Aldates Street, OX1 1DP - Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Official web page www.chch.ox.ac.uk
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Political engagements

Conservative Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism


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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.


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