Lord Charles Beresford

Royal Navy admiral

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, 1st Baron Beresford GCB GCVO (10 February 18466 September 1919), known as Lord Charles Beresford until 1916, was a British Admiral and Member of Parliament.


  • Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post.
    • Telegram to the Prince of Wales, declining a summons to dine.
    • Quoted in R. Nevill, The World of Fashion, 1837-1922 (1923), ch. 5
    • Quotation from Sir Winston Churchill on Lord Charles Beresford
  "He is one of those orators of whom it was well said. Before they get up, they do not
  know what they are going to say, when they are speaking, they do not know what they are
  saying, and when they have sat down, they do not know what they have said".
                                                                Sir Winston Churchill

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