Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Salisbury

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Robert Edward Peter Gascoyne-Cecil (24 October 1916 - 11 July 2003) was the sixth Marquess of Salisbury.[1]

Salisbury Group

Gascoyne-Cecil informally chaired the Salisbury Group, founded in 1976, which published the Salisbury Review from 1982.[2] In an early edition of the magazine, he dismissed the Church of England as "That self-appointed fifth column of the Communist Party."[3]



External Resources



  1. Andrew Roth, The Marquess of Salisbury, The Guardian, 15 July 2003.
  2. About Us, Salisbury Review, accessed 9 April 2010.
  3. Martin Walker, Intellectual Toryism goes on the offensive, Manchester Guardian, 13 March 1983.