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1st Jul '14 9:10:43 AM LongLiveHumour
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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.

Guilford County, North Carolina is named after the father of Lord North. It was established in 1771, and today contains the cities of Greensboro and High Point, being the third most populous county in North Carolina. A preserved 18th century door on display in Edinburgh Castle shows a hangman's scaffold labelled "Lord Nord" carved by a prisoner captured during the American revolutionary war.

He was a skilled politician, if a somewhat unprincipled one - later on he would form an alliance of convenience with his ideological foe, the radical MP Charles James Fox. However, all he is remembered for is his lack of success in the American war. His paintings indicate he bore a spooky resemblance to modern political correspondent John Sergeant.

'''In Fiction'''
* He appears in an episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', played by TerryJones.
* Lord North is a character in the 1978 TVMovie ''TheBastard'', played by John Colicos.
* In the 1942 biopic ''TheYoungMrPitt'', he is played by Felix Aylmer.
* In the TV series ''[[NumberTen Number 10]]'', he appears in one 1983 episode, played by Patrick Newell.
* In the TV series ''Play for Today'', he appears in a 1970 episode, played by John Bird.
* In the 2006 TV series ''Series/TheRevolution2006'', he is played by Nicholas Barber.
* In the 1924 movie ''Film/{{America}}'', he is played by Emil Hoch.

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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.

Guilford County, North Carolina is named after the father of Lord North. It was established in 1771, and today contains the cities of Greensboro and High Point, being the third most populous county in North Carolina. A preserved 18th century door on display in Edinburgh Castle shows a hangman's scaffold labelled "Lord Nord" carved by a prisoner captured during the American revolutionary war.

He was a skilled politician, if a somewhat unprincipled one - later on he would form an alliance of convenience with his ideological foe, the radical MP Charles James Fox. However, all he is remembered for is his lack of success in the American war. His paintings indicate he bore a spooky resemblance to modern political correspondent John Sergeant.

'''In Fiction'''
* He appears in an episode of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', played by TerryJones.
* Lord North is a character in the 1978 TVMovie ''TheBastard'', played by John Colicos.
* In the 1942 biopic ''TheYoungMrPitt'', he is played by Felix Aylmer.
* In the TV series ''[[NumberTen Number 10]]'', he appears in one 1983 episode, played by Patrick Newell.
* In the TV series ''Play for Today'', he appears in a 1970 episode, played by John Bird.
* In the 2006 TV series ''Series/TheRevolution2006'', he is played by Nicholas Barber.
* In the 1924 movie ''Film/{{America}}'', he is played by Emil Hoch.
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15th Jan '14 4:30:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of TheAmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.

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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of TheAmericanRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.
14th Aug '13 5:19:23 PM TiggersAreGreat
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* He appears in an episode of Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, played by TerryJones.
* Lord North is a character in the 1978 TVMovie TheBastard, played by John Colicos.
* In the 1942 biopic TheYoungMrPitt, he is played by Felix Aylmer.
* In the TV series [[NumberTen Number 10]], he appears in one 1983 episode, played by Patrick Newell.
* In the TV series Play for Today, he appears in a 1970 episode, played by John Bird.
* In the 2006 TV series Series/TheRevolution, he is played by Nicholas Barber.
* In the 1924 movie Film/{{America}}, he is played by Emil Hoch.

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* He appears in an episode of Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', played by TerryJones.
* Lord North is a character in the 1978 TVMovie TheBastard, ''TheBastard'', played by John Colicos.
* In the 1942 biopic TheYoungMrPitt, ''TheYoungMrPitt'', he is played by Felix Aylmer.
* In the TV series [[NumberTen ''[[NumberTen Number 10]], 10]]'', he appears in one 1983 episode, played by Patrick Newell.
* In the TV series Play ''Play for Today, Today'', he appears in a 1970 episode, played by John Bird.
* In the 2006 TV series Series/TheRevolution, ''Series/TheRevolution2006'', he is played by Nicholas Barber.
* In the 1924 movie Film/{{America}}, ''Film/{{America}}'', he is played by Emil Hoch.
7th Apr '13 2:23:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the 2006 TV series TheRevolution, he is played by Nicholas Barber.

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* In the 2006 TV series TheRevolution, Series/TheRevolution, he is played by Nicholas Barber.
23rd Jul '12 4:06:48 PM FELH2
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* He appears in an episode of MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, played by TerryJones.

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* He appears in an episode of MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus, played by TerryJones.



* In the 1924 movie [[Film/{{America}} America]], he is played by Emil Hoch.

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* In the 1924 movie [[Film/{{America}} America]], Film/{{America}}, he is played by Emil Hoch.

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21st Dec '10 5:25:40 AM karstovich2
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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of the AmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.

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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, KG, PC, more often known by his courtesy title, Lord North, which he used from 1752 until 1790, was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He is most notable for having led Great Britain during the time of the AmericanRevolution, TheAmericanRevolution, which he failed to avert. Notable for finding the business of politics a strain and falling asleep in meetings of parliament, he probably got the job because he was a childhood friend of King George III.
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