John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751-1838: The Duty of Loyalty

John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751-1838: The Duty of Loyalty

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John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751-1838: The Duty of Loyalty

John Scott, Lord Eldon (1751-1838) was an important English lawyer and a dominant figure in Georgian public life, and ranks among the most important Lord Chancellors in the long history of that office. This biography, the first in approximately 150 years, traces Eldon's public career, from MP to Lord Chancellor. That career was significant for its duration and complexity. Eldon held public office for almost 49 years, and his 25 year tenure as Lord Chancellor is unique. This enabled him to exercise influence in almost every government between 1788-1827.

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ISBN-13: 9780521623957
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/22/1999
Series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History Series
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile: 1690L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A man of laws; 2. An independent learned gentleman; 3. A government retainer; 4. Formal politics; 5. Engagement; 6. Setbacks; 7. Resolution; 8. Pater familias; 9. Upright intentions; 10. The king's man; 11. The practice of patronage; 12. Cut and thrust; 13. A servant may serve two masters; 14. Reform and revolution; 15. The speaker speaks; 16. Lord endless; 17. Faithful defender; 18. Twilight of the state; Bibliography: I. Manuscripts; II. Legal and parliamentary documents; III. Pamphlets; IV. Newspapers and periodicals; V. Biographies, memoirs, correspondence, diaries; VI. Secondary sources.

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