The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

Author: William Flavelle Monypenny,George Earle Buckle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0543921603
Category: Great Britain
Page: 448
View: 6663
This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by John Murray in London, 1912.


Author: William Flavelle 1866-1912 Monypenny,George Earle 1854-1935 Buckle
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781372259036
Category: History
Page: 470
View: 8461
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The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield Volume II 1837-1846

Author: William Flavelle Monypenny
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434472908
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 452
View: 5263
William Flavelle Monypenny (1866-1912) was a British journalist.

"All is Race"

Benjamin Disraeli on Race, Nation and Empire
Author: Simone Beate Borgstede
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643901399
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 629
Inspired by Hannah Arendt's discussion of the Victorian Tory politician and novelist Benjamin Disraeli as a Jew who fought back, this book explores the complex ways in which mid-Victorian discourses of identity and belonging were interwoven with discourses of race. The book looks at Disraeli's response to the antisemitism of the period, leading him to become convinced that race was the key to understand how society works. It traces Disraeli's use of the category of race as a pivotal idea of social difference and looks at how race intersected his thinking with class, culture, gender, nation, and empire. It also shows how Disraeli's "one-nation-politics" was dependent on the idea of empire and how his representations of both nation and empire became based on race. (Series: Racism Analysis - Series A: Studies - Vol. 2)

Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848–1867

The Making of the Second Reform Act
Author: Dr Robert Saunders
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409482057
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 8664
The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. It marked the end of a twenty year struggle for the working class vote, in which seven different governments had promised change. Yet the standard works on 1867 are more than forty years old and no study has ever been published of reform in prior decades. This study provides the first analysis of the subject from 1848 to 1867, ranging from the demise of Chartism to the passage of the Second Reform Act. Recapturing the vibrancy of the issue and its place at the heart of Victorian political culture, it focuses not only on the reform debate itself, but on a whole series of related controversies, including the growth of trade unionism, the impact of the 1848 revolutions and the discussion of French and American democracy.

Curiosities of Literature

Author: Isaac Disraeli,Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
View: 7747

The Rise and Fall of British Liberalism

Author: Alan Sykes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317899059
Category: History
Page: 324
View: 7381
Here is the first book to cover the history of British Liberalism from its founding doctrines in the later eighteenth century to the final dissolution of the Liberal party into the Liberal Democrats in 1988. The Party dominated British politics for much of the later nineteenth-century, most notably under Gladstone, whose premierships spanned 1868-1894, and during the early twentieth, but after the resignation of Lloyd George in 1922 the Liberal Party never held office again. The decline of the Party remains a unique phenomenon in British politics and Alan Sykes illuminates its dramatic and peculiar circumstances in this comprehensive study.

Britain, 1846–1919

Author: Jocelyn Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136410732
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 7905
Britain, 1846 - 1919 is an exciting new approach to teaching and learning late nineteenth and early twentieth century British History at A Level, up to and including the First World War. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's new AS level exams. In a unique style, Britain, 1846-1919 focuses on the key topics within the period. Each topic is comprehensively explored to provide background, essay-writing advice and examples, source work and historical skills exercises. From 1846 to 1919, the key topics featured include: * the Age of the Railways * Public Health and Social Policy * Gladstone and Disraeli at home and abroad * the Irish Question * the Liberal and Coalition Ministries in the early twentieth century. Using essay styles and source exercises from each of the exam boards, AQA, Edexcel and OCR, this book is an essential text for students and teachers.

A World on Fire

An Epic History of Two Nations Divided
Author: Amanda Foreman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909870
Category: History
Page: 1040
View: 6426
'No two nations have ever existed on the face of the earth which could do each other so much good or so much harm' President Buchanan, State of the Nation Address, 1859 A World on Fire tells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for its independence. Rallying to their respective causes, thousands of Britons went to America as soldiers - fighting for both Union and Confederacy - racing ships through the Northern blockades, and as observers, nurses, adventurers, guerillas and spies. At the heart of this international conflict lay a complicated and at times tortuous relationship between four individuals: Lord Lyons, the painfully shy British Ambassador in Washington; William Seward, the blustering US Secretary of State; Charles Francis Adams, the dry but fiercely patriotic U.S. ambassador in London; and the restless and abrasive Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell. Despite their efforts, and sometimes as a result of them, America and Britain came within a whisker of declaring war on each other twice in four years. The diplomatic story is only one element in this gloriously multifaceted book. Using a wealth of previously unpublished letters and journals, Amanda Foreman gives fresh accounts of Civil War battles by seeing them through the eyes of British journalists and myriad soldiers on both sides, from flamboyant cavalry commanders to forcibly conscripted private soldiers. She also shows how the War took place in England, from the Confederacy's secret ship-building programme in Liverpool to the desperate efforts of its propagandists and emissaries - male and female - to influence British public opinion. She even shows how one of the most famous set-piece naval encounters of the War was fought, remarkably, in the English Channel. Foreman tells this epic yet intimate story of enormous personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties as history in the round, captivating her readers with the experience of total immersion in this titanic conflict.

John Stuart Mill

Victorian Firebrand
Author: Richard Reeves
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782397132
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
View: 3614
A young activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill would become in time the highest-ranked English thinker of the nineteenth century, the author of the landmark essay On Liberty and one of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his revolutionary, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform as the people of that nation starved, as an MP he introduced the first vote on women's suffrage, fought to preserve free-speech and opposed slavery, and, in his private life, pursued for two decades a love affair with another man's wife. To understand Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his life and work in tandem. His book is a riveting and authoritative biography of a man raised to promote happiness, whose life was spent in the pursuit of truth and liberty for all.

Contarini Fleming

A Psychological Autobiography
Author: Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)
Publisher: N.A
Category: English fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7801

The Self-Fashioning of Disraeli, 1818-1851

Author: Charles Richmond,Paul Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521497299
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
View: 522
The first book to show how Disraeli fashioned his personality during his formative years.

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict

Negotiating History
Author: M. Michael
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230103383
Category: Political Science
Page: 292
View: 9712
By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike.

A History of British Elections since 1689

Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317693000
Category: History
Page: 458
View: 6357
A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day. The main focus is on general elections and associated by-elections, but Chris Cook and John Stevenson also cover national referenda, European parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and Northern Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. The outcome and political significance of all these elections are looked at in detail, but the authors also discuss broader themes and debates in British electoral history, for example: the evolution of the electoral system, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency size and numbers, elimination of corrupt practices, and other important topics. The book also follows the fortunes not only of the major political parties but of fringe movements of the extreme right and left. Combining data, summary and analysis with thematic overviews and chronological outlines, this major new reference provides a definitive guide to the long and varied history of British elections and is essential reading for students of British political history.

Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851

Author: Benjamin Disraeli,John Alexander Wilson Gunn
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802029270
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
View: 4683
Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1848 and 1851.

Splendid Isolation?

Britain, the Balance of Power and the Origins of the First World War
Author: John Charmley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571309259
Category: History
Page: 536
View: 8978
Splendid Isolation? is at once a portrait of British politics and diplomacy at the height of British power and a revisionist account of the First World War. John Charmley argues a powerful and challenging case, forcing a fresh look at a period long held to be part of the glorious British past.

Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815–1840

Author: E.C. Patterson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400968396
Category: Science
Page: 264
View: 7323
Among the myriad of changes that took place in Great Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century, many of particular significance to the historian of science and to the social historian are discernible in that small segment of British society drawn together by a shared interest in natural phenomena and with sufficient leisure or opportunity to investigate and ponder them. This group, which never numbered more than a mere handful in comparison to the whole population, may rightly be characterized as 'scientific'. They and their successors came to occupy an increasingly important place in the intellectual, educational, and developing economic life of the nation. Well before the arrival of mid-century, natural philosophers and inventors were generally hailed as a source of national pride and of national prestige. Scientific society is a feature of nineteenth-century British life, the best being found in London, in the universities, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and in a few scattered provincial centres.

Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone

Author: Joseph S. Meisel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505825
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 7096
By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.