Journals Higher Education



15 November 2008

552 Pages | 14 b/w plates

ISBN: 9780199204410

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The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Volume II: Achievement, 1851-1869

Angus Hawkins

  • The first ever biography of the 14th Earl of Derby
  • Makes full use of Derby's papers and extensive archive as well as recently discovered sources
  • Completely revises the conventional view of Derby's personality, career, and significance
  • Sheds new light on nineteenth-century British party politics, the history of the Conservative party, and the nature of public life in the Victorian age in general, including some of its most prominent figures