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Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846–86

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the relaunch of the Conservative Party, which had been shattered in 1846, under Disraeli and Salisbury. Explains how Disraeli enacted the Second Reform Act in 1867, although it ... More


The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


In Session: Forensic Epic 1830–1840

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In its 1820–40 efflorescence, the poetic closet drama staked out a space that renewed epic also made its own during the heyday of British national Reform. Literalizing poetic ‘argument’ into debate, ... More


Robert Norman William Blake 1916–2003

Richard Shannon

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert Norman William Blake (1916–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, had published admired revisionist studies of the soldier Lord Haig (1952) and the politician Andrew Bonar Law (1955), but ... More


Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Milos Kovic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199574605
eISBN:
9780191595134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574605.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

It is a commonplace in biographies of Disraeli (later Lord Beaconsfield) that his attitude to the East and the Eastern Question is essential for understanding his complex persona and the most crucial ... More


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


Romantic Toryism: Scott, Disraeli, and Others

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses how historical romance emerged. Eighteenth-century fiction was mostly focused on the relationship between the gentry and other social classes. This chapter provides an analysis ... 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


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


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


Disraeli in Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Shaw claimed not to have read Benjamin Disraeli's novels, he apparently read some of them, as his writings evidence. Whatever the case, Disraeli's artful and witty handling of his political ... More


Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Geoffrey Hicks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the mid-Victorian Conservative Party's significant but overlooked role in British foreign policy and in contemporary debate about Britain's relations with Europe. It considers the ... More


Disraelian undertones, 1858

Geoffrey Hicks

in Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the politics of Conservative foreign policy after the Conservative government had survived for nine months in November 1858. It also discusses the fact that Britain was ... More


“God Works by Races”: Benjamin Disraeli’s Caucasian Arabian Hebrew Tent

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Benjamin Disraeli's racist interpretation of history and politics. Disraeli was seen by his opponents as racially distinct, dangerous, and alien. His father made sure that he ... More


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