His books on Colonial Defence and Colonial Opinions (1873), The Defence of Great and Greater Britain (1879),(1879), Naval Intelligence and the Protection of Commerce (1881), The Use and the Application of Marine Forces (1883), Imperial Federation: Naval and Military (1887), followed later by other similar works, made him well known among the rising school of Imperialists, and he was returned to parliament (1886-1892) as Conservative member for Bow, and afterwards (1895-1906) for Great Yarmouth.
He represented Great Yarmouth in parliament from 1747 to 1761, when he found a seat for the treasury borough of Harwich.
In 1648 as colonel he commanded the forces at Great Yarmouth.
Friday 14th January 2005 Greyhound stadium delay A planned multi-million pound makeover at Great Yarmouth Greyhound stadium has been put back.
It had grown prosperous from wool and trade with Europe through the ports of Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth.