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The Cavendish Memorial Fountain on the Bolton Abbey Estate. This monument was built in honour of Lord Frederick Cavendish, 2nd son of the 7th Duke of Devonshire.

Born on 30 Nov. 1836 at Compton Place, Eastbourne, Sussex, he was the second son of William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, by his marriage, 6 Aug. 1829, with Blanche Georgiana Howard, fourth daughter of George, sixth earl of Carlisle, and the brother of Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, who had also been Chief Secretary 1870-71. From 1859 to 1864 he was private secretary to Lord Granville.
He travelled in the United States in 185960, and in Spain in 1860. He entered parliament as a liberal for the northern division of the West Riding of Yorkshire North, 15 July 1865, and retained that seat until his death.

After serving as private secretary to the prime minister, Mr. Gladstone, from July 1872 to August 1873 he became a junior lord of the treasury, and held office until the resignation of the ministry. He performed the duties of financial secretary to the treasury from April 1880 to May 1882, when on the resignation of Mr. W. E. Forster, chief secretary to the lord-lieutenant of Ireland, he was appointed to succeed him.

In company with Earl Spencer, Lord-Lieutenant, he proceeded to Dublin, and took the oath as chief secretary at the Castle, Dublin, on 6 May 1882; but on the afternoon of the same day, while walking in the Phoenix Park in company with Thomas Henry Burke, the Permanent Under Secretary, he was attacked from behind by several men from an extreme Irish nationalist group known as the Irish National Invincibles), who with knives murdered Mr. Burke and himself. The event was infamously known as the Phoenix Park Murders.

His body being brought to England, was buried in Edensor churchyard, near Chatsworth, on 11 May, when three hundred members of the House of Commons and thirty thousand other persons followed the remains to the grave.

The trial of the murderers in 1883 made it evident that the death of Cavendish was not premeditated, and that he was not recognised by the assassins; the plot was laid against Mr. Burke, and the Cavendish was murdered because he happened to be in the company of a person who had been marked out for destruction.

A window to Cavendish's memory was placed in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, at the cost of the members of the House of Commons. His imposing white Carrara marble tomb can be seen in Cartmel Priory, Cumbria. There is a memorial to him at Bolton Abbey.

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Nov 02 2007 17:48 GMT sini
Beautiful image! Great entry!:)
Nov 02 2007 17:54 GMT mariazinha32
beautiful capture
and entry thank you for the info :-))
wish you a monumental weekend :-))
Nov 02 2007 18:05 GMT LizSA
Beautiful image...... so very beautiful...!!
Nov 02 2007 18:17 GMT photomom
beautiful image
Nov 02 2007 18:22 GMT jomoud PRO
This is gorgeous Meg, and very well captured.
Terrific entry for this week's theme.
Thank you for the narrative. This week is one where we all learn a lot if we are open to it.
Have a fabulous weekend my dear friend.
Nov 02 2007 21:13 GMT Midworlder PRO
Great information to go with this photo
Nov 02 2007 21:15 GMT kimbob
So he was 46 when he died--sad. Nice monument and great story!!
Nov 02 2007 22:36 GMT micati
Beautiful image.....also great story !!
Nov 02 2007 23:45 GMT Mariamel
A beautiful image , very well composed !
Beautiful entry!!
And thanks for the info :-))
Nov 03 2007 00:55 GMT Urko
I think the image and the narrative are very precious. A great way to remember British history - I am a bit of a history buff you know.
Nov 03 2007 01:02 GMT megmet PRO
Me too Urko.....
Strange thing is that until now even though I first saw this monument as a child I had no idea of the history behind it. I shall now view it in a whole new light!


Good hunting my friend.
Nov 03 2007 01:12 GMT Vasca
Very beautiful monument!
Great entry!!
Nov 03 2007 02:37 GMT Poulet PRO
Beautiful monument and shot!
Thanks for the interesting info., Meg.
I've learn more from you!

Have a beautiful weekend. :))
Nov 03 2007 02:40 GMT PhotoPro PRO
this is a beautiful shot, a great entry - and I enjoyed learning something new!!
Nov 03 2007 04:02 GMT larrybenedict
A very nice photo Meg. Thank you for the history as well.
Nov 03 2007 09:22 GMT annaschnitfink
A great memorial and very interesting info along with it, dear Megmet!!!
Nov 03 2007 12:32 GMT iyerhari
A great historical Pic.:))
Nov 03 2007 13:05 GMT jenylew
Very very gorgeous place, here...and you've captured it beautifully.
Perfect entry! Hope you have a great weekend, Meg!
Nov 03 2007 19:57 GMT bennystr
Fabulous shot and entry!
Nov 04 2007 07:19 GMT senna3
Beautiful monument and a superb photo, great entry!
Nov 04 2007 17:21 GMT mandybee
beautiful entry
Nov 17 2007 23:05 GMT BoSelecta PRO
Nicely toned and tinted - excellent work!

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