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Published: 01 October 2014

292 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096662

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Peace, War and Party Politics

The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Geoffrey Hicks

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An innovative study of Victorian politics and foreign policy in the Crimean War era
  • Examines a very different perspective
  • that of the Conservative Party, which has long been overlooked by historians
  • Explores the forgotten but vital role played by the three-times Prime Minister Lord Derby, and his Foreign Secretary, Lord Malmesbury
  • Offers a new and provocative analysis of Benjamin Disraeli's role in foreign policy, as he attempted to steer the Conservative Party into majority government from the wilderness of opposition and minority government
  • Provides an analysis of foreign policy which is essential if we are to understand how a large and powerful section of Victorian society saw itself and its place in the world when Britain was at the height of its power