The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Edmund Robert Parker, Fourth Earl of Morley


Edmund suffered from dyslexia and an attack of scarlet fever saw him have to withdraw from Eton. Using family connections, he was still able to attend Cambridge. He followed his father as a Liberal Unionist in the House of Lords from 1905. He was commissioned into the local Devon Yeomanry and did serve during the First World War but primarily in a Headquarters capacity. He did not marry and when he died the title passed to his brother Montagu.

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