Lansdowne: The Last Great Whig

Lansdowne: The Last Great Whig

by Simon Kerry

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ISBN-13: 9781911604372
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Simon Kerry was awarded an MA in Archaeology at Jesus College, Cambridge, and a doctorate in late Victorian British History at the University of East Anglia. He is married and lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

A Note on the Names ix

Introduction xi

Section I At Home and Abroad

1 Early Life and School 3

2 Oxford 9

3 A Year Off 13

4 Getting Started 18

5 A Matter of Principle 27

6 Canada Settling In 32

7 The North-West 41

8 A Tempting Offer 46

9 The Viceroyalty 54

10 A Fighting Viceroy 63

11 People and Policy in India 68

12 Manipur and Maharajas 72

13 A Year of Change 79

14 The End in Sight 85

15 Farewell to India 90

Section II In Office

16 The War Office 97

17 Reform of the War Office 106

18 Reform of the Army 113

19 Origins of the War in South Africa 124

20 The War in South Africa 130

21 Fighting the War in South Africa 137

22 The Foreign Office 145

23 New Impetus at the Foreign Office 155

24 Further Changes in Direction 163

25 The Transformation of the Foreign Office 173

26 Living with the Liberals 183

27 "Unionist Blocking 191

28 The People's Budget 197

20 The 1910 General Elections 203

30 The King 210

31 The Final Stages of the Parliament Bill 215

32 New Direction 223

33 Home Rule Progresses 232

34 Rising Militancy 237

35 The Outbreak of the First World War 244

36 The Fall of the Asquith Coalition 257

Section III War and Peace

37 Out of Office 275

38 Moves towards Peace 280

39 The Lansdowne Movement 298

40 The End of the War 304

Section IV Legacy

41 The Final Years 315

42 Conclusion: A Life of Service 324

Abbreviations 330

Bibliography 331

Illustration Credits 335

Endnotes 336

Index 389

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