Albert Yorke, 6th Earl of Hardwicke

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Hardwicke
6th Earl of Hardwicke.png
Lord Hardwicke, by Leslie Ward, 1901.
Under-Secretary of State for India
In office
17 January 1900 – 8 August 1902
Monarch Queen Victoria
Edward VII
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Arthur Balfour
Preceded by The Earl of Onslow
Succeeded by The Earl Percy
Under-Secretary of State for War
In office
8 August 1902 – 12 October 1903
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
Preceded by The Lord Raglan
Succeeded by The Earl of Donoughmore
Personal details
Born 14 March 1867 (1867-03-14)
Died 29 November 1904 (1904-11-30)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Unmarried

Albert Edward Philip Henry Yorke, 6th Earl of Hardwicke DL (14 March 1867 – 29 November 1904), styled Viscount Royston between 1873 and 1897, was a British diplomat and Conservative politician.


Hardwicke was the only son of Charles Yorke, 5th Earl of Hardwicke, and Lady Sophia Georgiana Robertina, daughter of Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley.[1]

Diplomatic and political career[edit]

Hardwicke was an Honorary Attaché in Vienna between 1886 and 1891. He entered the House of Lords on the death of his father in 1897 and made his maiden speech in February 1898.[2] He served under Lord Salisbury and Arthur Balfour as Under-Secretary of State for India between 1900 and 1902 and under Balfour as Under-Secretary of State for War between 1902 and 1903.[1] He made his last speech in the House of Lords in August 1904, three months before his death.[2] Apart from his career in national politics he was a member of the Marylebone City Council between 1897 and 1901 and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Hardwicke died in November 1904, aged only 37. He was unmarried and was succeeded in the earldom by his uncle, John Manners Yorke.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Onslow
Under-Secretary of State for India
Succeeded by
Earl Percy
Preceded by
The Lord Raglan
Under-Secretary of State for War
Succeeded by
The Earl of Donoughmore
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Philip Yorke
Earl of Hardwicke
Succeeded by
John Manners Yorke