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Palmerston : a biography / David Brown.

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Author/Creator:
Brown, David, 1972- author.
Publication:
New Haven, [Connecticut] ; London, [England] : Yale University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 573 p., [16] p. of plates ) ill., maps ;
Subjects:
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) served as foreign secretary for fifteen years and prime minister for nine, engaged in struggles with everyone from the Duke of Wellington to Lord John Russell to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, engineered the defeat of the Russians in the Crimean War, and played a major role in the development of liberalism and the Liberal Party. This comprehensive biography, informed by unprecedented research in the statesman's personal archives, gives full weight not only to Palmerston's foreign policy achievements, but also to his domestic political activity, political thought, life as a landlord, and private life and affairs. Through the lens of the milieu of his times, the book pinpoints for the first time the nature and extent of Palmerston's contributions to the making of modern Britain.
Contents:
Front matter
CONTENTS
List of Maps
A Note on Quotations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. About Harry, 1784-1800
2. North and South, 1800-1806
3. War and Peace, 1806-1828
4. The Making of Palmerston I: Lord Cupid, Irish Landlord
5. The Making of Palmerston II: The Politician
6. The Whig Foreign Secretary, 1830-1834
7. Palmerston, Rex and Autocrat, 1835-1841
8. The Absentee, 1841-1846
9. The Gunpowder Minister, 1846-1851
10. The People's Minister, 1852-1855
11. The Mortal Minister, 1855-1859
12. The Prime Minister, 1859-1865
Legacy
Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-300-16844-6
OCLC:
953660933
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300168440 doi
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