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Palmerston : a biography

Author: David Brown
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
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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 emergence of Britain as a dominant great power, and played a major role in the development of liberalism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Henry John Temple Palmerston, Viscount; Henry John Temple Palmerston; Henry John Temple Palmerston, Viscount
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brown
ISBN: 9780300118988 0300118988
OCLC Number: 150348448
Description: xii, 573 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
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A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) presided over a period of great political and social change. This biography covers Palmerston's  Read more...

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