Henry St. John, who became Viscount Bolingbroke in
1712, was born on the 1st of October, 1678, at the
family manor of Battersea, then a country village.
His grandfather, Sir Walter...
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke Biographies (1)
Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, dazzled and perplexed his contemporaries. Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift revered his eloquence and charm, while Sir Robert Walpole despised his hypocrisy and u...