Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797) was a Whig member of Parliament 1741-1767.
He converted his house at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, into a Gothic castle; his The Castle of Otranto in 1764 established the genre of the Gothic novel, or "romance of terror".
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Horace Walpole was a English novelist and politician, the son of Robert Walpole.
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