WorldCat Identities

Hawkins, Angus

Overview
Works: 17 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 3,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA560, 941.081092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Angus Hawkins
The journal of John Wodehouse, first Earl of Kimberley, for 1862-1902 by John Wodehouse( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kimberley Journal is replete with humorous anecdotes, information regarding policy development, and acute observations about politicians and political situations
Parliament, party, and the art of politics in Britain, 1855-59 by Angus Hawkins( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten prime minister : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( Book )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Derby was the first British statesman to become prime minister three times. He remains the longest serving party leader in modern British politics, heading the Conservative party for twenty-two years from 1846 to 1868. He abolished slavery in the British Empire, established a national system of education in Ireland, was a prominent advocate for the 1832 Reform Act and, as prime minister, oversaw the introduction of the Second Reform Act in 1867. Yet no biography of Derby, based upon his papers and correspondence, has previously been published. Alone of all Britain's premiers, Derby has never received a full scholarly study examining his policies, personality, and beliefs. Largely airbrushed out of our received view of Victorian politics, Derby has become the forgotten prime minister. This ground-breaking biography, based upon Derby's own papers and extensive archive, as well as recently discovered sources, fills this striking gap. It completely revises the conventional portrait of Derby as a dull and apathetic politician, revealing him as a complex, astute, influential, and significant figure, who had a profound effect on the politics and society of his time. As Hawkins shows, far from being an uninterested dilettante, Derby played an instrumental role in directing Britain's path through the historic opportunities and challenges confronting the nation at a time of increasing political participation, industrial pre-eminence, urban growth, colonial expansion, religious controversy, and Irish tragedy. This book is likely not only to change our view of Derby himself but also fundamentally to affect our understanding of nineteenth century British party politics, the history of the Conservative party, and the nature of public life in the Victorian age in general, including some of its foremost figures, such as Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Benjamin Disraeli
British party politics, 1852-1886 by Angus Hawkins( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthesising the latest research, this new and readable overview of British party clinics from 1852 to 1886 charts the important transition from mid-Victorian parliamentary government to the modern British party system. Angus Hawkins explores the changing function of political parties, parliamentary leadership, constituency organisation and their relations with a widening electorate, both before and after the 1867 and 1884 Reform Acts. The Liberal and Conservative governments of this period are reassessed and the impact of prominent individuals such as Lord Palmerston, Lord Derby, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli examined. Concluding with the great Liberal schism over Irish Home Rule in 1886, the author describes how the demise of parliamentary government made way for a national party system which provided the constitutional context for modern British politics
Victorian political culture : 'habits of heart and mind' by Angus Hawkins( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of British political culture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century examines the public values that informed perceptions of the constitution, electoral activity, party partisanship, and political organization"--Jacket
The forgotten prime minister : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biographical study of Lord Derby - the first British statesman to become prime minister three times and the longest serving leader in the history of British party politics
The journal of John Wodehouse, first Earl of Kimberley, 1862-1902 by John Wodehouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political journal of John Wodehouse, first Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902) is one of the finest political diaries of the last half of the nineteenth century. As Lord Clarendon's protege, he was appointed minister plenipotentiary to Russia following the Crimean War, and under-secretary at the Foreign Office after his return (1859-61). With Lord John Russell's elevation to the peerage in 1861, Kimberley resigned, and shortly after began the journal that he regularly kept until his death in 1902. Uniquely placed as an observer, Kimberley was the only Liberal to serve in every cabinet of the Gladstone/ Rosebery era. The Kimberley Journal is replete with humorous anecdotes, information regarding policy development, and acute observations about politicians and political situations
The forgotten prime minister : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten prime minister : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten prime minister, Vol. 2, Achievement, 1851-1869 the life and times of the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten prime minister, Vol. 1, Ascent, 1799-1851 the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achievements: 1851-1869 by Angus Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascent : 1799-1851 by Angus Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten prime minister: the life and times of the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British parliamentary party politics, 1855 to 1859 by Angus Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lord Derby by Angus Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Forgotten Prime Minister : The 14th Earl of Derby - Achievement, 1851-1869 by Angus Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Derby was the first British statesman to become prime minister three times. He remains the longest serving party leader in modern British politics, heading the Conservative party for twenty-two years from 1846 to 1868. He abolished slavery in the British Empire, established a national system of education in Ireland, was a prominent advocate for the 1832 Reform Act and, as prime minister, oversaw the introduction of the Second Reform Act in 1867. Yet no biography of Derby, based upon his papers and correspondence, has previously been published. Alone of all Britain's premiers, Derby has never received a full scholarly study examining his policies, personality, and beliefs. Largely airbrushed out of our received view of Victorian politics, Derby has become the forgotten prime minister. This ground-breaking biography, based upon Derby's own papers and extensive archive, as well as recently discovered sources, fills this striking gap. It completely revises the conventional portrait of Derby as a dull and apathetic politician, revealing him as a complex, astute, influential, and significant figure, who had a profound effect on the politics and society of his time. As Hawkins shows, far from being an uninterested dilettante, Derby played an instrumental role in directing Britain's path through the historic opportunities and challenges confronting the nation at a time of increasing political participation, industrial pre-eminence, urban growth, colonial expansion, religious controversy, and Irish tragedy. This book is likely not only to change our view of Derby himself but also fundamentally to affect our understanding of nineteenth century British party politics, the history of the Conservative party, and the nature of public life in the Victorian age in general, including some of its foremost figures, such as Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Benjamin Disraeli. Volume II opens with Derby's first period as prime minister in 1852 and takes us through to his death in 1869
 
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