The Duke of Rutland
The Duke of Rutland by his wife Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland.
|Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire|
|The Earl Howe|
|Sir Arthur Hazlerigg|
Henry John Brinsley Manners
16 April 1852
|Died||8 May 1925(age 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Violet Lindsay |
|Parents||John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland |
Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, (16 April 1852 - 8 May 1925), known as Henry Manners until 1888 and styled Marquess of Granby between 1888 and 1906, was a British peer and Conservative politician.
Rutland was the only child of John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, by his first wife Catherine Louisa Georgina, daughter of Colonel George Marley. His mother died just before his second birthday. He had four half-siblings from his father's second marriage, including Lord Edward Manners and Lord Cecil Manners. He gained the courtesy title of Marquess of Granby in 1888 when his father succeeded his elder brother in the dukedom.
Rutland succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Melton in 1888, a seat he held until 1895. In 1896 he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Manners. In 1906 he succeeded his father as eighth Duke of Rutland. He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in 1897. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire from November 1900 until his death in 1925, and was also President of the North British Academy of Arts at its inauguration and for many years. In 1918 he was made a Knight of the Garter.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Lord John Manners
| Member of Parliament for Melton
Lord Edward Manners
The Earl Howe
| Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
Sir Arthur Hazlerigg
|Party political offices|
Sir C. E. Howard Vincent
| Chairman of the National Union
of Conservative and Constitutional Associations
Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry
|Peerage of England|
| Duke of Rutland
| Baron Manners|
(writ in acceleration)