Friday, 3 May 2013

Cambridge Fact File: How The Grafton Centre Got It's Name

Augustus Henry Fitzroy
3rd Duke of Grafton

The name of the Grafton Centre comes from former UK Prime Minster Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton ( 28th September 1735 - 14th March 1811) 

He was one of a handful of dukes who served as Prime Minster and was in office from 14th October 1768 - 28th January 1770.

It is also his name given to Fitzroy Street.