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Palmerston

Author: Paul R Ziegler
Publisher: Houndmills, Hampshire, U.K. ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Series: British history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In serving more than fifty years in public life, Palmerston placed his stamp upon nineteenth-century Britain. Born and bred an eighteenth-century aristocrat, he initially seemed out of place in a world stirred by the twin forces of the French and Industrial Revolutions, and more suited to the dandified life of the beau monde. As a conservative politician, he appeared ill-suited to the age of reform, and as Foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry John Temple Palmerston, Viscount; Henry John Temple Palmerston
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Ziegler
ISBN: 0333676254 9780333676257 0333676262 9780333676264
OCLC Number: 49926483
Description: 156 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Making of a Canningite --
2. Interests but no Entanglements --
3. The Revolutionary Challenge --
4. Politics without Party --
5. The Last Years.
Series Title: British history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Paul R. Ziegler.
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Taking into account recent scholarship and revisionist approaches, Paul R. Ziegler authoritatively reassesses the life of this well known British political figure, demonstrating that in facing new  Read more...

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'Useful and much-needed survey of Palmerston - compact and well-crafted.' - Dr Alex Windscheffel, Royal Holloway, University of London

 
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