Palmerston : a biography / David Brown.

Author
Brown, David, 1972- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven, [Connecticut] ; London, [England] : Yale University Press, 2010.
  • ©2010
Description
1 online resource (xii, 573 p., [16] p. of plates ) ill., maps ;

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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.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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English
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
ISBN
0-300-16844-6
OCLC
953660933
Doi
  • 10.12987/9780300168440
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