|The Earl of Rosebery|
5 March 1894 – 22 June 1895
|Preceded by||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Salisbury|
6 February – 3 August 1886
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Salisbury|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Iddesleigh|
18 August 1892 – 11 March 1894
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Salisbury|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Kimberley|
|Born||7 May 1847|
Berkeley Square, London
|Died||21 May 1929 (aged 82)|
|Spouse||Hannah de Rothschild|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Sir Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, KG, PC (7 May 1847 – 21 May 1929) was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister, also known as Archibald Primrose (1847–1851) and Lord Dalmeny (1851–1868). The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland "Lord Salisbury" redirects here For other holders of the title see Marquess of Salisbury. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a member of the United Kingdom Government heading the Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland "Lord Salisbury" redirects here For other holders of the title see Marquess of Salisbury. Stafford Henry Northcote 1st Earl of Iddesleigh GCB PC ( 27 October 1818 &ndash 12 January 1887) Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 1892 ( MDCCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland "Lord Salisbury" redirects here For other holders of the title see Marquess of Salisbury. John Wodehouse 1st Earl of Kimberley KG, PC (1826-1902 English statesman was born on 7 January 1826, being the eldest son of the Hon Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common This article refers to a town square in London For other meanings of Berkeley or Berkeley Square see Berkeley. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. See also Epsom New Hampshire, and Epsom New Zealand. For the chemical compound see Epsom salts. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party Hannah Primrose Countess of Rosebery (27 July 1851 &ndash 19 November 1890 was the daughter of Mayer de Rothschild and Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval Not to be confused with Christchurch, a city in New Zealand. Christ Church (Ædes Christi the temple or house of Christ and thus sometimes known as The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an Order of chivalry, or Knighthood, originating in Medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party A statesman or stateswoman or statesperson is usually a Politician or other notable figure of State who has had a long and respected career in The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom
Rosebery was born in his parents' house in Charles Street, London, on 7th May 1847. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. At the time of his birth he was styled Archibald Philip Primrose. His father was Lord Dalmeny, heir to The 4th Earl. For his great-grandson see Archie Primrose Lord Dalmeny. Archibald Primrose Lord Dalmeny ( 2 October 1809 – 23 January Sir Archibald John Primrose 4th Earl of Rosebery KT, PC, FRS ( 14 October 1783 – 4 March 1868) was a Lord Dalmeny was MP for Stirling from 1832 to 1847 and served as First Lord of the Admiralty under Lord Melbourne. Stirling ( Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient Burgh in Scotland, and is at The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty were the members of the Board of Admiralty, which exercised command over the Royal Navy. William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, FRS (15 March 1779 &ndash 24 November 1848 was a British Whig Statesman who Rosebery's mother was Catherine, a daughter of The Earl Stanhope. Philip Henry Stanhope 4th Earl Stanhope FRS ( December 7 1781 &ndash March 2 1855) was an English Aristocrat His father died on 23rd January 1851 and from then on he was styled Lord Dalmeny. In 1854 his mother married The Duke of Cleveland. Harry George Powlett 4th Duke of Cleveland KG ( 19 April 1803 &ndash 21 August 1891) born Harry George Vane and known The relationship between mother and son was very poor. Dalmeny attended prepartory schools in Hertfordshire and Brighton. Hertfordshire (ˈhɑːtfədʃə(r, abbreviated Herts) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of Brighton ( is a town on the south coast of England and with its neighbour Hove, forms the city of Brighton and Hove.
Dalmeny attended Eton between 1860 and 1865. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Whilst there, he participated in debates and attracted the attention of William Johnson Cory, not just because of his remarkable intellect but in a sexual way also. William Johnson Cory (1823 - 1892 born William Johnson was a talented educator and Poet, born at Torrington, and educated at Eton, where he was afterwards .
Dalmeny was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1865 until 1869. Not to be confused with Christchurch, a city in New Zealand. Christ Church (Ædes Christi the temple or house of Christ and thus sometimes known as The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the
This meant that for nearly a quarter of a century, from 1880 until 1902, the three Prime Ministers of that period – Gladstone, Salisbury and Rosebery – all went to both Eton and Christ Church. "Lord Salisbury" redirects here For other holders of the title see Marquess of Salisbury. All in all, 19 Prime Ministers (38%) have gone to Eton, and 14 (28%) to Christ Church.
A prominent figure on the turf for 40 years, Dalmeny bought a horse, Ladas, in 1868. A rule banned undergraduates from owning horses, and when he was found out, he was offered a choice: sell the horse or give up his studies. He chose the latter.
His grandfather having died in 1868, Dalmeny became Earl of Rosebery. Earl of Rosebery is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1703 for Archibald Primrose 1st Viscount of Rosebery, with remainder to his issue male and This did not entitle him to sit in the House of Lords, as the title is part of the old Peerage of Scotland, from which 16 members (representative peers) were elected to sit in the Lords for each session of Parliament. The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords" The Peerage of Scotland is the division of the British Peerage for those peers created in the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707. In the United Kingdom, representative peers were individuals elected by the members of the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of Ireland to represent them However, in 1828 Rosebery's grandfather had been created 1st Baron Rosebery in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; this did entitle Rosebery to sit in the Lords like all peers of the United Kingdom. Earl of Rosebery is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1703 for Archibald Primrose 1st Viscount of Rosebery, with remainder to his issue male and The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most Peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801 when
Rosebery toured the United States in 1873. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the He was pressed to marry Mary Fox, the illegitimate daughter of Baron Holland by a French maid; Baroness Holland, a daughter of the Earl of Coventry, adopted Mary. Henry Edward Fox 4th Baron Holland of Holland and 4th Baron Holland of Foxley ( 7 May 1802 &ndash 18 December 1859) was briefly a British However, Mary, who was only sixteen, declined and later married a Prince of Liechtenstein.
Rosebery is reputed to have said that he had three aims in life: to win the Derby, to marry an heiress, and to become Prime Minister. The Derby Stakes, known colloquially as The Derby or internationally as the Epsom Derby, is considered one of the most prestigious flat Thoroughbred horse races Hannah Primrose Countess of Rosebery (27 July 1851 &ndash 19 November 1890 was the daughter of Mayer de Rothschild and The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom He managed all three.
In 1878, Rosebery married Hannah, only child of the Jewish banker Baron Mayer de Rothschild, and the greatest English heiress of her day. Frederic Leighton 1st Baron Leighton PRA ( 3 December 1830 &ndash 25 January 1896) was an English painter and sculptor Hannah Primrose Countess of Rosebery (27 July 1851 &ndash 19 November 1890 was the daughter of Mayer de Rothschild and Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild ( June 29, 1818 – February 6, 1874) of the English branch of the Rothschild family was the Her father had died in 1874 and she had inherited the bulk of his estate.
The couple were introduced by Mrs. Disraeli in 1875, at Newmarket Racecourse. Mary Anne Disraeli 1st Viscountess Beaconsfield ( 11 November 1792 - 15 December 1872) born Mary Anne Evans, married Wyndham The town of Newmarket, in Suffolk, England, is the headquarters of British horseracing, home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country and
They were married in the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London, on 20 March 1878, when he was 31 and she 27. Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Year 1878 ( MDCCCLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Later that day, the marriage was blessed in a Christian ceremony in Christ Church, Down Street, Piccadilly. Piccadilly is a major London street running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east In January, Rosebery had said to a friend that he found Hannah "very simple, very unspoilt, very clever, very warm-hearted and very shy. . . I never knew such a beautiful character. " Both Queen Victoria's son the Prince of Wales and her cousin, the army commander George, Duke of Cambridge attended the ceremony. Prince George Duke of Cambridge (George William Frederick Charles 26 March 1819 &ndash 17 March 1904) was a member of the British Royal Hannah's death in 1890 from typhoid, compounded by Bright's disease, left him distraught. Typhoid fever, also known as enteric fever, bilious fever, Yellow Jack or commonly just typhoid, is an illness caused by the Bacterium Bright's disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern Medicine as acute or chronic Nephritis
It was speculated that he intended to marry the widowed Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany, who was married to Queen Victoria's 4th son, Prince Leopold. Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (Helena Frederica Augusta later Duchess of Albany 17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922) was the daughter Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The Prince Leopold Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert 7 April 1853 &ndash 28 March 1884) was a member of the British Royal 
It was also speculated that he was bisexual. Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation Like Oscar Wilde, he was hounded by John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry for his association with one of Queensberry's sons — Francis Douglas, Viscount Drumlanrig. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 was an Irish Playwright, Novelist, poet and Author of John Sholto Douglas 9th Marquess of Queensberry GCVO ( 20 July 1844 &ndash 31 January 1900) was a Scottish nobleman remembered Francis Archibald Douglas Viscount Drumlanrig ( 3 February 1867 &ndash 19 October 1894) was a Scottish nobleman and politician the
Rosebery had four children with Hannah:
Margot Asquith said that Rosebery loved to play with his children. Margot Asquith Countess of Oxford & Asquith, born Emma Alice Margaret Tennant ( February 2, 1864 &ndash July 28, 1945) was an
Rosebery was the owner of twelve houses. By marriage, he acquired:
With his fortune, he bought:
As Earl of Rosebery, he was laird of:
At Eton, Rosebery notably attacked Charles I for his despotism, and went on to praise his Whig forebears (his ancestor, The 1st Earl Stanhope, was a minister to George I). Charles I, (19 November 1600 &ndash 30 January 1649 was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. James Stanhope 1st Earl Stanhope, PC (c 1673 – February 5 1721) English and British statesman and soldier was born in Paris, the eldest George I (George Louis German Georg Ludwig; 28 May 1660 &ndash 11 June 1727 For the first year of his life George was the only heir to his father's and three childless
Benjamin Disraeli often met with Rosebery in the 1870s to attract him to his party, but this proved futile. Benjamin Disraeli 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (born Benjamin D'Israeli; 21 December 1804 &ndash 19 April 1881 was
Disraeli's major rival, William Ewart Gladstone, also pursued Rosebery, with considerable success.
As part of the Liberal plan to get Gladstone to be MP for Midlothian, Rosebery sponsored and largely ran the Midlothian Campaign of 1879. Midlothian, Scotland, is a Constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Midlothian campaign was a series of Foreign policy speeches given by William Gladstone. He based this on seeing a presidential election in the USA. Gladstone spoke from open-deck trains, and gathered mass support. In 1880 he was duly elected Member for Midlothian and returned to the Premiership.
Rosebery helped Gladstone's perpetual Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords; nevertheless it failed.
He served as President of the first day of the 1890 Co-operative Congress. The President of Co-operative Congress has been a prominent position in the British co-operative movement. The Co-operative Congress is the a national conference for the UK Co-operative Movement with the first of the modern congresses taking place in 1869 following 
Rosebery's second period as Foreign Secretary predominantly involved quarrels with France over Uganda. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. To quote his hero Napoleon, Rosebery thought that "the Master of Egypt is the Master of India"; thus he pursued the policy of expansion in Africa. Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe.
Rosebery became a leader of the Liberal Imperialist faction of the Liberal Party, and in Gladstone's third (February to July 1886) and fourth (August 1892 to March 1894) administrations, Rosebery served as Foreign Secretary. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a member of the United Kingdom Government heading the When Gladstone retired in 1894, Rosebery became his successor as Prime Minister, much to the disgust of Sir William Harcourt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the more left-wing Liberals. Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt ( October 14, 1827 - October 1, 1904) was a British Lawyer, Journalist The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all Economic and Financial His selection was largely the consequence of Queen Victoria's dislike for most of the leading Liberals of the day. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Rosebery's government was largely unsuccessful. His designs in foreign policy, such as expansion of the fleet, were defeated by disagreements within the Liberal Party, while the Unionist-dominated House of Lords stopped the whole of the Liberals' domestic legislation. On June 21, 1895, Rosebery resigned after a minor defeat in the House of Commons, and a Unionist government under Lord Salisbury took his place. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. "Lord Salisbury" redirects here For other holders of the title see Marquess of Salisbury.
Rosebery resigned as leader of the Liberal Party on October 8, 1896, to be succeeded by Harcourt, and gradually moved further and further from the mainstream of the party, supporting the Boer War and opposing Irish Home Rule, a position that prevented him from participating in the Liberal government that returned to power in 1905. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year See also First Boer War,, South African Wars (1879-1915 The Second Boer War ( Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Home rule refers to a demand that constituent parts of a state be given greater self-government within the greater administrative purview of the central government In his later years, Rosebery turned to writing, including biographies of Lord Chatham, Pitt the Younger, Napoleon, and Lord Randolph Churchill. William Pitt 1st Earl of Chatham PC (15 November 1708 &ndash 11 May 1778 was a British Whig Statesman who achieved his greatest fame as William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 &ndash 23 January 1806 was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill ( 13 February 1849 – 24 January 1895) was a British Statesman. Another one of his passionate interests was the collecting of books.
The last years of his political life saw Rosebery become a purely negative critic of the Liberal governments of Campbell-Bannerman and Asquith. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, GCB (7 September 1836 &ndash 22 April 1908 was a British Liberal Statesman who served as Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC ( 12 September 1852 &ndash 15 February 1928) served His crusade "for freedom as against bureaucracy, for freedom as against democratic tyranny, for freedom as against class legislation, and … for freedom as against Socialism" was a lonely one, conducted from the cross-benches in the Lords. He did join the die-hard unionist peers in attacking Lloyd George's redistributive People's Budget in 1909, but stopped short of voting against the measure for fear of bringing retribution upon the Lords. David Lloyd George 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor OM, PC (17 January 1863 &ndash 26 March 1945 was a British Statesman and the only The 1909 (UK People's Budget was a product of Herbert Asquith 's Liberal government that introduced many unprecedented taxes on the wealthy and radical social welfare programmes The crisis provoked by the Lords' rejection of the budget encouraged him to reintroduce his resolutions for Lords reform, but they were lost with the dissolution of parliament in December 1910. After assaulting the "ill-judged, revolutionary and partisan" terms of the 1911 Parliament Bill, which proposed to curb the Lords' veto, he voted with the government in what proved to be his last appearance in the House of Lords. The Parliament Acts are two Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom, passed in 1911 and 1949 that form part of the Constitution of the United This was effectively the end of his public life, though he made several public appearances to support the war effort after 1914 and sponsored a "bantam battalion" in 1915. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Though Lloyd George offered him "a high post not involving departmental labour" to augment his 1916 coalition, Rosebery declined to serve. 
The last year of the war was clouded by two personal tragedies—his son Neil's death in Palestine in November 1917 and Rosebery's own stroke a few days before the armistice. The armistice treaty between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on November 11, 1918 He regained his mental powers, but his movement, hearing, and sight remained impaired for the rest of his life. His sister, Constance, described his last years as a "life of weariness, of total inactivity, & at the last of almost blindness"; John Buchan remembered him in his last month of life, "crushed by bodily weakness" and "sunk in sad and silent meditations". John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC ( August 26, 1875 &ndash February 11, 1940  Rosebery died at The Durdans, Epsom, Surrey, on 21 May 1929, to the accompaniment—as he had requested—of a gramophone recording of the Eton boating song. See also Epsom New Hampshire, and Epsom New Zealand. For the chemical compound see Epsom salts. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. Survived by three of his four children, he was buried in the small church at Dalmeny. Dalmeny is a village and parish within the Edinburgh council area of Scotland.
When Rosebery died in 1929 his estate was probated at £1,500,122 3s. 6d. ; ( £62,693,299. 71 ) he was thus the richest Prime Minister ever, followed by Salisbury, then by Palmerston.
A southern suburb of Sydney, Australia, is named Rosebery, after the Earl. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A major street, Dalmeny Avenue, runs through the area.
As a result of his marriage to Hannah de Rothschild, Rosebery acquired Mentmore Towers and Mentmore stud near Leighton Buzzard that had been built by Mayer Amschel de Rothschild. Mentmore Towers is a large Neo-Renaissance English country house in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. "Leedon" redirects here For the record label see Leedon Records. Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild ( June 29, 1818 – February 6, 1874) of the English branch of the Rothschild family was the Rosbery would build another stable and stud near Mentmore Towers at Crafton, Buckinghamshire, called Crafton Stud. Crafton is a hamlet in the Civil parish of Mentmore, in Buckinghamshire, England. Mentmore Stud and Crafton Stud were Thoroughbred Horse breeding operations that were part of the Mentmore Towers estate on the Bedfordshire
Rosebery's horses won at least one of each of the five English Classic Races. In Horse racing in Great Britain, The Classics are a series of horse races run over the flat (i Among the most famous were Ladas who won the 1894 Epsom Derby, Sir Visto who did it again in 1895, and Cicero in 1905. The Derby Stakes, known colloquially as The Derby or internationally as the Epsom Derby, is considered one of the most prestigious flat Thoroughbred horse races
Rosebery also developed a keen in interest in association football and was an early patron of the sport in Scotland. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered In 1882 he donated a trophy, the Rosebery Charity Cup, to be competed for by clubs under the jurisdiction of the East of Scotland FA. The Rosebery Charity Cup was a football competition organised for senior clubs from the East of Scotland. The competition lasted over 60 years and raised thousands of pounds for charities in the Edinburgh area. Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow.
Rosebery also became Honorary President of the national Scottish Football Association, with the representative Scotland national team occasionally forsaking their traditional dark blue shirts for his traditional racing colours of primrose and pink. The Scottish Football Association (also known as the SFA and The Scottish FA or the "worst league in the world" is the governing body of The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. This occurred 9 times during Rosebery's lifetime, most notably for the 1900 British Home Championship match against England, which the Scots won 4–1. The British Home Championship (also known as the Home International Championship) was an annual football competition contested between the United Kingdom The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football
|First Commissioner of Works|
The Lord Carlingford
|Lord Privy Seal|
The Earl of Harrowby
The Marquess of Salisbury
The Earl of Iddesleigh
1892 – 1894
The Earl of Kimberley
William Ewart Gladstone
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
5 March 1894 – 22 June 1895
The Marquess of Salisbury
The Earl of Kimberley
|Leader of the House of Lords|
1894 – 1895
|Lord President of the Council|
1894 – 1895
The Duke of Devonshire
The Marquess of Salisbury
|Leader of the Opposition|
1895 – 1896
Sir William Harcourt
|Party political offices|
William Ewart Gladstone
|Leader of the British Liberal Party|
1894 – 1896
Sir William Harcourt
William Edward Forster
|Rector of the University of Aberdeen|
1878 – 1881
The Marquess of Hartington
|Rector of the University of Edinburgh|
1880 – 1883
Sir Stafford Northcote
|Rector of the University of Glasgow|
1899 – 1902
The Earl of Kimberley
|Chancellor of the University of London|
1902 – 1929
The Earl Beauchamp
The Lord Avebury
|Rector of the University of St Andrews|
1910 – 1913
The Earl of Aberdeen
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Earl of Rosebery|
1868 – 1929
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
1868 – 1929
Member of the House of Lords
(1868 – 1929)
|New creation||Earl of Midlothian|
1911 – 1929