David Brown Palmerston: A Biography

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A grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics, the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784–1865) 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 milieu of his times, the book pinpoints for the first time the nature and extent of Palmerston’s contributions to the making of modern Britain.

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David Brown is senior lecturer in modern history, University of Strathclyde. He lives in Glasgow.

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“A meticulously researched chronicle that excavates the reality behind the image”—William Anthony Hay, Wall Street Journal

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"Brown is a superb writer and his Palmerston ought to be required reading for all students of 19th-century political history."—Amanda Foreman, Financial Times (Amanda Foreman Financial Times 2010-12-18)

"...rich, thoughtful...rewarding...surely [the] definitive life"—Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement (Ferdinand Mount Times Literary Supplement 2010-11-12)

"David Brown offers a meticulously researched chronicle that excavates the reality behind the image."—William Anthony Hay, Wall Street Journal (William Anthony Hay Wall Street Journal)

"In a sixty year political career that linked Pitt the Younger and Gladstone Lord Palmerston combined a mastery of high politics and diplomacy with an astute popular touch that secured the support of the British people. In the first full length biography based on the Palmerston archives David Brown reveals the conflicting strands at the heart of a successful career: a sophisticated intellectual with remarkable practical application, a determined hard-working playboy, and above all a politician who always knew his own mind, and had the confidence to chart a course between reaction and democracy at home and abroad. A landmark in nineteenth century history."—Andrew Lambert, author of Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great

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''David Brown's multi-faceted Palmerston, in its archival mastery, scope and insight, outdistances any other."—Keith Robbins

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'A major biography, and the first one to really capture its subject in his fullness. Brown's work establishes him as a scholar of the first rank, and the book provides us with new insights into a fascinating character.'—John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory

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"Brown’s biography is a fluently written, authoritative study which places Palmerston firmly in the context of his times."—Graham Goodlad, History Review (Graham Goodlad History Review 2011-03-01)

"Brown has done distinguished work....An excellent study."—Edward Pearce, Tribune (Edward Pearce Tribune 2011-01-28)

"We are offered here, for the first time, a rounded portrait, warts and all, ad it is all the better for diverging from the patriotic stereotype of popular legend. This is a readable and enjoyable account of a great Victorian."—John Charmley, The Victorian (John Charmley The Victorian 2011-03-01)

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