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Sir Robert Harry Inglis, 2nd Baronet (1786-1855; M.P.)

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Inglis was educated at Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford. After a period of travel and leisure, he entered politics. He was Conservative M.P. for Dundalk from 1824 to 1826, and for Ripon from 1828 to 1829.

Inglis was a strong opponent of Catholic emancipation, and defeated Peel over the issue at the Oxford University by-election in 1829. He continued to represent this seat until 1854. Inglis never held office but was a prominent parliamentarian, known especially for his interest in the established church, the slave trade and the factory acts. In 1845 he was the leading M.P. in opposition to the proposed Maynooth Grant.

In addition to his political interests, Inglis was a fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries, and a Commissioner on the Public Records. From 1850 he was the Professor of Antiquity at the Royal Academy.



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