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Castlereagh : the biography of a statesman

By: Bew, John

0857388401 / 9780857388407
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United Kingdom
20 cm 752 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Quercus, 2011.

The best political biography of the year' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator'Wonderful . . . A Life so nearly complete it need never be written again' Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary SupplementBy the author of the Orwell Prize-winning Citizen ClemDamned in coruscating verse by Shelley and Byron, his coffin hissed at during his funeral, Lord Castlereagh has one of the blackest reputations in British history.

But as John Bew shows, this is but a half-drawn portrait.

His gripping biography reveals a shy, inarticulate but passionate man; a towering political figure of implacable principles who redrew the map of Europe, fought a duel with a cabinet colleague and would tragically take his own life amid rumours of scandal and madness.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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