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1876–1880: The Peace Movement and the Eastern Question

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.03
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The crisis in the Near East presented the peace movement in Britain with its most severe test since the Crimean War. The Peace Society and the Workmen's Peace Association found themselves campaigning ... More


One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Rosemary Ashton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, this book ... More


Powers That Be

Charles Townshend

in Political Violence in Ireland: Government and Resistance since 1848

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200840
eISBN:
9780191674785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200840.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the role of the government in the political violence in Ireland during the 19th century. It suggests that the most outstanding quality of the administrative and judicial ... More


The Reform Party and the Reform Movement

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The chapter looks at the trend showing the extent to which the reform movement outside the British parliament retained much of its momentum after 1848. The chapter discusses how the British ... More


‘Killing with Kindness’: 1852–1855

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the activities of Lord Derby after his release from office as prime minister of Great Britain in December 1852. While Derby spent the Christmas season in Lancashire, the new ... More


War and Peace: 1855–1858

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the political activities of Lord Derby from 1855 to 1858. In February 1855, Derby was confronted with the problems of how to oppose the British Prime Minister, Viscount of ... More


Watching and Waiting: 1859–1866

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the political activities of Lord Derby after his second term as prime minister of Great Britain ended in June 1859. Derby resumed opposition to Viscount Palmerston's government ... More


Recession and Reputation: 1868–1869

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the political activities of Lord Derby after his third term as prime minister of Great Britain in 1868. After February 1868, Derby became the guardian angel of the Conservative ... More


Financial Reform, 1848–1853

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In late 1847, Britain was in the throes of a commercial depression; many banks failed, among them the Royal Bank of Liverpool, which closed its doors in October. In that same month, the government ... More


Estate Management

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The most celebrated works on estate management did not assume that the relation between landlord and tenant was that of agricultural producer and rentier capitalist. Robert E. Brown, Duncan George ... More


The Challenge of England’s Future: South Africa and Bulgaria, 1874–80

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In this chapter Froude’s single major engagement with political life is examined. It explores his period as agent of the Foreign Secretary Lord Carnarvon in the Cape colony and his ill-fated attempts ... More


Prologue

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This prologue describes events that occurred in the lives of Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli in the summer of 1858. The publication in November 1859 of Darwin's groundbreaking ... More


1858 in History

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred in London in the in the summer of 1858. For Charles Darwin, the hot summer of 1858 was the time of crisis, as it was, for different reasons, for his close ... More


May 1858

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred in London in the summer of 858. These include the rift between Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, which can be partially attributed to ... More


July–August 1858

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred in London between July and August 1858. These include the absurdly magnified rift in the Garrick Club caused by the callow Edmund Yates's casually malicious ... More


Ireland’s parliamentary response

Paul Huddie

in The Crimean War and Irish Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382547
eISBN:
9781786945464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382547.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter recounts the responses of Ireland’s MPs and peers in the British Houses of Parliament between 1853 and 1856; a period when there was no nationalist party that opposed the war. It will be ... More


Byronists

Dominic Janes

in Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226358642
eISBN:
9780226396552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396552.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The connections between aestheticism and earlier forms of dandyism are traced in chapter 6, notably in relation to ways in which coded references to same-sex desire can be detected in the political ... More


The Demise of ‘Parliamentary Government’: 1868–1884

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

After 1867 the Reform settlement was modified further by electoral legislation, the 1872 Ballot Act ending public voting, while national political parties exerted greater control in constituencies. ... More


‘That Miserable Party Spirit’: Mary and the Conservative Party

Jennifer Davey

in Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198786252
eISBN:
9780191828614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786252.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 4 considers Mary’s relationship with the Conservative Party in the late 1860s and early 1870s. In order to examine the influential role Mary played at the heart of the Conservative Party, ... More


‘I am behind the Scenes’: The Eastern Crisis I

Jennifer Davey

in Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198786252
eISBN:
9780191828614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786252.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 7 focuses on the diplomatic role Mary played during the first eighteen months of the Great Eastern Crisis. Sparked by internal unrest in the Ottoman Empire, this major diplomatic event ... More


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