Historical records matching Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
About Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797).
English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, southwest London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of Admiral Lord Nelson.