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Lord Charles Bruce

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Monarch  Victoria
Name  Lord Bruce
Nationality  British
Died  16 April 1897
Succeeded by  Viscount Lewisham

Lord Charles Bruce
Prime Minister  William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by  The Viscount Barrington

in between the occident and the orient lord charles bruce

Captain Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce PC (18 June 1834 – 16 April 1897), styled Lord Charles Bruce, was a British soldier and Liberal Party politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under William Ewart Gladstone between 1880 and 1885.



Bruce was the son of Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury, by his second wife Maria Elizabeth Tollemache, daughter of the Honourable Charles Tollemache, of Harrington, Northamptonshire. George Brudenell-Bruce, 2nd Marquess of Ailesbury, and Ernest Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury, were his elder half-brothers.

Military career

Bruce served in the 1st Life Guards. He purchased a captaincy in the regiment on 30 August 1859, succeeding Hon. Dudley FitzGerald-deRos. He was also an Honorary Major in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.

Political career

Bruce sat as Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire from 1865 to 1874 and for Marlborough from 1878 to 1885. In 1880 he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under William Ewart Gladstone, a post he held until the Liberal government fell in 1885.


Bruce married Augusta Georgiana Sophia Seymour, daughter of Frederick Charles William Seymour and granddaughter of Lord Hugh Seymour, on 2 February 1860. They had no children. He died in April 1897, aged 62. Lady Charles Bruce died in February 1901.


Lord Charles Bruce Wikipedia

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