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Lord Liverpool: The Life and Political Career of Robert Banks Jenkinson, Second Earl of Liverpool, 1770-1828

Gash, Norman

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ISBN 10: 0571296378 / ISBN 13: 9780571296378
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This title provides a biography of the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who held the post from 1812 to 1827. He steered Britain through the end of the Napoleonic Wars, through periods of unrest through Catholic emancipation. Num Pages: 284 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JF; 3JH; BGH; HBJD1; HBLL; JPQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. . . 2016. Main. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780571296378

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Title: Lord Liverpool: The Life and Political ...

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Less cynical than Tallyrand, more imaginative than Metternich, as creative as Guizot, Lord Liverpool was one of the great European conservatives of his age. He served as prime minister for the longest continuous term in nineteenth-century Britain and presided over the triumphant years of the Napoleonic War, the strife-torn era of the "Peterloo" massacre, and the founding of the great liberal free-trade revolution in financial and commercial policy that heralded Victorianism.

Norman Gash's biography is the first modern reassessment of this misunderstood statesman. Gash places Liverpool within the kaleidoscopic parliamentary politics of the time and shows how he governed with the collective strength and unity of the cabinet. By offering parsimonious administration and enlightened economic policy, Liverpool hoped to preserve the old constitution and prevent both Catholic emancipation and parliamentary reform. Balancing interests and preserving order, Liverpool also contended with the vicissitudes of the still powerful monarchs--the aging and disturbed George III and the capricious and self-indulgent George IV, whose attempted divorce almost toppled the Liverpool administration.

This is not only an account of one of the most professional prime ministers of Great Britain, but also the story of the personal relations that shaped Lord Liverpool and the private life that gave him immense satisfaction. Based on correspondence and Lord Liverpool's private papers, Gash's work recasts the history of a turbulent age and its most prominent political figure.

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This title provides a biography of the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who held the post from 1812 to 1827. He steered Britain through the end of the Napoleonic Wars, through periods of unrest through Catholic emancipation.

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