charles townshend


Charles, 1725–67, English politician, chancellor of the exchequer for whom the Townshend Acts are named. Unabridged
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Townshend (ˈtaʊnzɛnd)
1.  Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674-- 1738, English politician and agriculturist
2.  Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material

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charles townshend

British chancellor of the Exchequer whose measures for the taxation of the British-American colonies intensified the hostilities that eventually led to the American Revolution.

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