Palmerston: a biography

David Brown

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Abstract

A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) presided over a period of great political and social change. He 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 defeat of the Russians in the Crimean War, and played a major role in the development of liberalism and the Liberal Party. This comprehensive biography, informed by unprecedented research in the statesman's personal archives, gives full weight not only to Palmerston's foreign policy achievements, but also to his domestic political activity, political thought, life as a landlord, and private life and affairs. Through the lens of the period, the book pinpoints for the first time the nature and extent of Palmerston's contributions to the making of modern Britain.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages544
Edition1st
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2010

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Political Change
Foreign Policy
Crimean War
Defeat
Liberal Party
Queen Victoria
Liberalism
Landlords
Statesman
Private Life
Foreign Secretary
John Russell
Victorian Era
Political Thought

Keywords

  • Lord Palmerston
  • biography
  • history
  • victorian politics
  • foreign secretary
  • prime minister
  • liberal party
  • political activity
  • political thought
  • landlord
  • private life
  • british politics

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Brown, D. (2010). Palmerston: a biography. (1st ed.) London.
Brown, David. / Palmerston : a biography. 1st ed. London, 2010. 544 p.
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