Palmerston : a biography / David Brown.

Author
Brown, David, 1972- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
Description
xii, 573 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (17841865) 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. - Publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • About Harry, 1784-1800
  • North and south, 1800-1806
  • War and peace, 1806-1828
  • The making of Palmerston I: Lord Cupid, Irish landlord
  • The making of Palmerston II: the politician
  • The Whig foreign secretary, 1830-1834
  • Palmerston, Rex and autocrat, 1835-1841
  • The absentee, 1841-1846
  • The gunpowder minister, 1846-1851
  • The people's minister, 1852-1855
  • The mortal minister, 1855-1859
  • The prime minister, 1859-1865.
ISBN
  • 9780300118988 ((cl ; : alk. paper))
  • 0300118988 ((cl ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2010020688
OCLC
150348448
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