He oversaw a shift towards the emergence of two parties, each with their own, coherent, policies. He aged rapidly during his second ministry. The free-trade majority in the Commons was determined to defeat measures that relieved agriculture, even though the method chosen did not involve protection, yet Disraeli had to bring forward some such proposals to placate his followers.
The common and more public rooms of the house, which were once for use by all members of the family, were relocated on the ground floor, with the other stories of the house being limited to the use of family members in a distinct domestic sphere.
The Conservatives abandoned protection but unwillingly; they could not oust the Liberals, whom Gladstone eventually joined inand whom he fortified with a series of notable budgets. Lyndhurst was an indiscreet gossip with a fondness for intrigue; this appealed greatly to Disraeli, who became his secretary and go-between.
Unluckily Gladstone, who, though still a minister, had lost his seat, was not in the House to support his hero.
Moreover, in his novel Vivian Grey —27published anonymously, he lampooned Murray while telling the story of the failure. The measure was voted down.
Top Clashes of policy and personality William Gladstone, pictured here in He was always anxious to avoid the resort to force, and he put his trust not in national prejudices but in an enlightened public opinion in Europe as well as in Britain. This was a remarkable effort, even in a great age of church and chapel building.
But as his parliamentary colleagues embarked on the serious business of drinking themselves into a stupor, Disraeli slipped away to a quiet white house on the edge of Hyde Park and to his wife Mary Anne.
Opinion swung back to his side, and in Disraeli sent a British fleet to the Dardanelles. Is it fanciful to see Dorian Gray as a kind of homage from one outsider to another?
Lockhart Murray had had ambitions to establish a new morning paper to compete with The Times. Too much so; in the pride of boyish erudition, I edited the Idonisian Eclogue of Theocritus, wh. Beyond these institutions there was the remarkable growth of those concerned with bringing culture to propertied urbanites, notably art galleries.
The new paper, The Representativepromoted the mines and the politicians who supported them, particularly Canning.
Industrialization preceded the coming of the railway, but the railroad did much to lower transport costs, to consume raw materials, to stimulate investment through an extended capital marketand to influence the location of industry.
However, he would take office with a group of men who possessed little or no official experience, who had rarely felt moved to speak in the House of Commons, and who, as a group, remained hostile to Disraeli on a personal level.
They tried to live as if they too were the hero and heroine of a grand romance. Lord Granville, a moderate Whig, wrote to Queen Victoria who would, he knew, be bitterly disappointed by the decision of the electorate: I do not use it as a term of reproach; there are many most respectable Jews.Benjamin Disraeli Letters:Volume 1, Benjamin Disraeli Letters:Volume 2, Benjamin Disraeli Letters:Volume 3, Benjamin.
Benjamin Disraeli, in full Benjamin Disraeli, earl of Beaconsfield, Viscount Hughenden of Hughenden, byname Dizzy, (born December 21,London, England—died April 19,London), British statesman and novelist who was twice prime minister (, –80) and who provided the Conservative Party with a twofold policy of Tory democracy and imperialism.
'A fascinating literary sphinx': Benjamin Disraeli. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Disraeli, the novelist, is far more sparkling than all. Benjamin Disraeli, in full Benjamin Disraeli, earl of Beaconsfield, Viscount Hughenden of Hughenden, byname Dizzy, (born December 21,London, England—died April 19,London), British statesman and novelist who was twice prime minister (, –80) and who provided the Conservative Party with a twofold policy of Tory.
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