Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton, MP

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About Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton, MP

Alfred Lyttelton QC (7 February 1857 – 5 July 1913) was a British politician and sportsman who excelled at both football and cricket. During his time at university he participated in Varsity Matches in five sports: cricket (1876–79), football (1876–78), athletics (1876) (he was selected to throw the hammer), rackets (1877–79) and real tennis (1877–79), displaying an ability that made him arguably the pre-eminent sportsman of his generation; his only rival in terms of versatility was Oxford's Cuthbert Ottaway. He was, among numerous other achievements, the first man to represent England at both football and cricket. Lyttelton was also a successful politician and served as Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1903 and 1905.

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Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton, MP's Timeline

February 7, 1857
London, England
March 15, 1893
Age 36
England, United Kingdom
July 5, 1913
Age 56
London, England