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Frederick North
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 Frederick North (1732-1792), 2nd Earl of Guilford, was Prime Minister for twelve years from 1770.   He oversaw the first “Falklands Crisis”, when the Spanish attempted to seize the Islands.   In this he was successful, but his premiership was dogged by the American War of Independence, and he became the first Prime Minister anywhere in the world to be forced out of office by a vote of No Confidence.