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Hawkins, Angus

Overview
Works: 24 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 2,208 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DA565.D35, 941.081092
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Most widely held works by Angus Hawkins
The forgotten prime minister the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 523 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 I takes the reader through Derby's early years, including his role in the 1832 Reform Act, the abolition of slavery, and the troubled years of the 1840s, through to the eve of his appointment as prime minister in the early 1850s
The journal of John Wodehouse, first Earl of Kimberley, for 1862-1902 by John Wodehouse Kimberley ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 ( Book )
in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 1. Ascent : 1799-1851
Parliament, party, and the art of politics in Britain, 1855-59 by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British party politics, 1852-1886 by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The forgotten prime minister the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first full 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. A book that will seriously affect the way we think not only about Derby himself, but also about Victorian politics and society more generally. - ;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 hispapers 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 directingBritain'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
The forgotten prime minister : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Forgotten Prime Minister, 2 the 14th Earl of Derby - Achievement, 1851-1869 by Angus Hawkins ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first full 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. A book that will seriously affect the way we think not only about Derby himself, but also about Victorian politics and society more generally. - ;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
The forgotten prime minister - the life and times of the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a full 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 forgotten prime minister the 14th earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Forgotten Prime Minister, 1 the 14th Earl of Derby - Ascent, 1799-1851 by Angus Hawkins ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first ever full 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. A book that is likely to seriously affect the way we think not only about Derby himself, but also about Victorian politics and society more generally. - ;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 B
The forgotten prime minister by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 5 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 : the 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 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 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forgotten prime minister by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 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 14th Earl of Derby by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British parliamentary party politics, 1855 to 1859 by Angus Hawkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 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 1 WorldCat member library 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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