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Author: David Cecil
Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1954]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, FRS (1779-1848), usually addressed as Lord Melbourne, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830-1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835-1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18-21, in the ways of politics. Historians have concluded that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cecil, David, 1902-1986.
Melbourne.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1954]
(OCoLC)565246428
Online version:
Cecil, David, 1902-1986.
Melbourne.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1954]
(OCoLC)592913984
Named Person: William Lamb Melbourne, Viscount; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Caroline Lamb, Lady; Caroline Lamb, Lady; William Lamb Melbourne, Viscount; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; William Lamb Melbourne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cecil
OCLC Number: 870061
Notes: "Parts I and II were published in 1939 under the title of The young Melbourne."
Description: 450 pages portraits 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: The world --
Part one: The formative period. The Lamb family ; The beau monde ; Love ; Marriage ; The House of Commons ; Byron ; Frustration --
Part two: The finished product. Ten years later ; The mature man --
Part three: The years of influence. In office ; Mrs. Norton ; After reform ; Prime Minister ; The Queen: first phase ; The Queen: second phase ; Last years.

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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, FRS (1779-1848), usually addressed as Lord Melbourne, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830-1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835-1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18-21, in the ways of politics. Historians have concluded that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were no great foreign wars or domestic issues to handle, he lacked major achievements, and he enunciated no grand principles. His most famous dictum in politics was "Why not leave it alone?", quoted by those who object to change for change's sake. The city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, was named in his honor in March 1837, as he was Prime Minister at the time. Melbourne was dismissed by King William IV in 1834, the last British prime minister to be dismissed by a monarch.--Wikipedia.

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