Derby, Edward (George Geoffrey Smith) Stanley, 14th earl of

(born March 29, 1799, Knowsley Park, Lancashire, Eng.—died Oct. 23, 1869, London) English statesman. Having entered Parliament as a Whig in 1820, he later joined the Conservatives and became leader of the Conservative Party (1846–68) and prime minister (1852, 1858, and 1866–68). Legislation adopted during his tenure included the removal of Jewish discrimination in Parliament membership, the transfer of India's administration from the East India Company to the crown, and the Reform Bill of 1867. He is remembered as one of England's greatest parliamentary orators.

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The 14th/20th King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1922 to 1992.


Originally styled the 14th/20th Hussars, the regiment was created in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars, as part of the reductions in the Army after the First World War. The honorific King's was added back into the title in 1936.

The 14th were originally raised as Dormer's Dragoons in 1715 during the First Jacobite Rising. The regiment became light dragoons in 1776 and were designated as hussars in 1861. The 20th were raised as light dragoons in 1759 and became hussars in 1862.

The 14th/20th were amalgamated in 1992 with the The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to become The King's Royal Hussars.

Battle honours

The combined battle honours of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars, plus:

  • The Second World War: Bologna, Medicina, Italy 1945
  • Wadi al Batin, Gulf 1991


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