Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (15 June 1645 – 15 September 1712) was a leading British politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was a Privy Councillor and Secretary of State for the Northern Department before attaining real power as First Lord of the Treasury. He was instrumental in negotiating and passing the Acts of Union 1707 with Scotland, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

He had many other roles, including that of Governor of Scilly.


  • Title: Sidney Godolphin
  • Creator: Sir Godfrey Kneller, John Smith I
  • Physical Location: UK, London, Downing Street
  • Publisher: John Smith at the "Lyon & Crown", Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
  • External Link: Government Art Collection
  • Medium: Mezzotint

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