Biography of Horace (Horatio) Walpole 1717-1797
Horace (or Horatio) Walpole was born in London during 1717. He became the fourth Earl of Oxford and an English writer.
Horaces' mother died in 1737, when he was twenty years old. This was a grave disappointment to him since he was deeply attached to her. Only six months later his father remarried to Maria Skerret. Maria Skerret was his father?s mistress. Horace studied at Eton College and the University of Cambridge. After completing his education his friend, an English poet, Thomas Gray and him traveled in France and Italy. At Reggio (Italy) he and Gray had argued and quarreled. They eve…
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