John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton (1786–1869), politician and prolific memoirist, is today best remembered for his close friendship with Lord Byron, and as the inventor of the phrase 'His Majesty's Opposition'. He travelled extensively in Europe with Byron, and acted both as his best man and as his executor after Byron's early death in 1824. He began his political career as a radical, but gradually moved to a much more conservative viewpoint. This six-volume work is a revision of his 1865 privately printed memoir, Some Account of a Long Life, expanded by his daughter from his diaries and letters, and published between 1909 and 1911. Volume 6 covers the period 1841–52, during which time Hobhouse served in Lord John Russell's cabinet, and was raised to the peerage on his retirement. Significant events recalled include the Irish potato famine and the Great Exhibition of 1851.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series|
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Table of Contents
8. Cabinet council; 9. Dinner with Duke of Sussex; 10. Character of Michael Angelo; 11. At Bowood; 12. Sir H. Pottinger's stories; 13. Lord Auckland; 14. Lord J. Russell, Prime Minister; 15. National defences; 16. Death of Lord Auckland; 17. The Queen's speech; 18. Russell's reform scheme; Index.