The Derby Diaries 1869 1878

The Derby Diaries  1869 1878

This selection from the diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, is a rich source for the politics of the 1870s.

Author: J. Vincent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521551587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 579

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This selection from the diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, is a rich source for the politics of the 1870s. The diaries cover much of the period of opposition to Gladstone's First Ministry and Derby's pivotal role in Disraeli's Second Ministry, and are also a central text for understanding Disraeli's personality and the Eastern Question.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Countess of Derby and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Mary  Countess of Derby  and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Derby diary, 24 November 1877, in Vincent, Derby Diary 18691878 p. 456. * Derby diary, 27 November 1877, in Vincent, Derby Diary 18691878, p. 457.

Author: Jennifer Davey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191089572

Category: History

Page: 240

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Lady Mary Derby (1824-1900) occupied a pivotal position in Victorian politics, yet her activities have largely been overlooked or ignored. This volume places Mary back into the political position she occupied and offers the first dedicated account of her career. Based on extensive archival research, including hitherto neglected or lost sources, this study reconstructs the political worlds Mary inhabited. Her political landscape was dominated by the machinations and intrigues of high politics and diplomacy. As Jennifer Davey uncovers, Mary's political skill and acumen were highly valued by leading politicians of the day, including Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, and she played a significant role in many of the key events of the mid-Victorian era. This included the passing of the Second Reform Act, the formation of Disraeli's 1874 Government, the Eastern Crisis of 1875-1878, and Gladstone's 1880-1885 Government. By exploring how one woman was able to exercise influence at the heart of Victorian politics, this book considers what Mary's career tells us about the nature of political life in the mid-nineteenth century. It sheds new light on the connections between informal and formal political culture, incorporating the politics of the home, letter-writing, and social relations into a consideration of the politics of Parliament and Government. It provides a rich investigation of how a woman, with few legal or constitutional rights, was able to become a significant figure in mid-Victorian political life.
Categories: History

A History of Conservative Politics Since 1830

A History of Conservative Politics Since 1830

Diary of Gathorne Hardy, p. 281. 12. J. Vincent (ed.) The Derby Diaries, 18691878 (1994), 12 August 1876, p. 318; a most important entry is 21 January 1877 ...

Author: John Charmley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137019622

Category: History

Page: 304

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The second edition of this successful text has been thoroughly updated to take into account recent research, and now begins at 1830. Charmley examines the history of the party and takes the story through the recent 'wilderness years' following the 1997 election fiasco, right up to David Cameron's leadership.
Categories: History

War in the East

War in the East

... The Derby Diaries, 1869-1878: A Selectionfrom the Diaries ofEdward Henry Stanley, the 15th Earl of Derby, between September 1869 andMarch 1878 (London ...

Author: Quintin Barry

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 9781907677113

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 737

When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires. On this occasion the other Great Powers had done all they could to prevent it, although public opinion in the West had been shocked by Turkey's brutal repression of the Bulgarian uprising. The war was to be fought in two distinct theaters. In Europe, as on previous occasions, the Russian objective was to cross first the Danube and then the formidable Balkan Mountains before striking for Constantinople. In Asia, over territory also contested many times before, the Russians aimed to seize Kars and then Erzerum. At first all went well for the invaders, the Turks making no serious attempt to hold the line of the Danube, while a thrust south by General Gourko succeeded in crossing the Balkans by a pass not previously considered practicable. At Plevna, however, the Russian advance stalled in the face of the determined defense of the place by the redoubtable Osman Pasha. In Asia, meanwhile, after initial success, the Russian advance was halted by defeat at Zevin. Poor strategic judgment on the part of the Turks led to their failure to take advantage of the opportunity provided by Osman, even after the Russians had suffered three bloody defeats at Plevna. Eventually, after the town was closely invested, it fell to the besiegers. In Asia, the Turks suffered a major defeat in the battle of God's Mountain, and were driven back to Erzerum, while Kars fell to a brilliant assault by the Russian forces. These defeats marked the beginning of the end for the Turks. By January 1878 the Russians were over the Balkans in force, and the last viable Turkish army was surrounded and captured at Shenovo. Armistice negotiations led to a suspension of hostilities and to the treaty of San Stefano. The other Great Powers had watched the conflict with mounting anxiety and were determined to moderate the terms of San Stefano which had imposed harsh conditions on the Ottoman Empire. This, following tortuous diplomatic negotiations, they succeeded in doing at the Congress of Berlin in July 1878. This book, the first military history of the war in English for over a century, traces the course of the campaigns, examining the many occasions on which the outcome of a battle might have gone the other way, and the performance of the combatants, both leaders and led. The book considers the extent to which the parties applied the lessons of recent wars, as well as the conclusions that could be drawn from the experience of combat with the latest weapons. It also explores the complicated motives of the Great Powers in general, and Britain in particular, in bringing about a final settlement, which postponed the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The author's detailed text is accompanied by an extensive number of black and white illustrations, an impressive color plate section containing reproductions of paintings by artists such as Vereshchagin, plus black and white and color battle maps. Extensive orders of battle are also provided. This is the latest title in Helion's ground-breaking series of 19th Century studies, and will again appear in hardback as a strictly limited edition printing of 1,000 copies, each individually numbered and signed by the author on a decorative title page.
Categories: History

Maritime Strategy and Global Order

Maritime Strategy and Global Order

... ed., The Derby Diaries, 18691878: A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, between September 1869 and March 1878 ...

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626163010

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 196

Taken for granted as the natural order of things, peace at sea is in fact an immense and recent achievement—but also an enormous strategic challenge if it is to be maintained in the future. In Maritime Strategy and Global Order, an international roster of top scholars offers historical perspectives and contemporary analysis to explore the role of naval power and maritime trade in creating the international system. The book begins in the early days of the industrial revolution with the foundational role of maritime strategy in building the British Empire. It continues into the era of naval disorder surrounding the two world wars, through the passing of the Pax Britannica and the rise of the Pax Americana, and then examines present-day regional security in hot spots like the South China Sea and Arctic Ocean. Additional chapters engage with important related topics such as maritime law, resource competition, warship evolution since the end of the Cold War, and naval intelligence. A first-of-its-kind collection, Maritime Strategy and Global Order offers scholars, practitioners, students, and others with an interest in maritime history and strategic issues an absorbing long view of the role of the sea in creating the world we know.
Categories: Political Science

The Forgotten Prime Minister The 14th Earl of Derby

The Forgotten Prime Minister  The 14th Earl of Derby

The Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, 18691878, ed. J. Vincent, Camden Society, 5th ser., 4 (1994). The Diaries ...

Author: Angus Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199204403

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 504

The first ever full biographical study of Lord Derby - the first British statesman to become prime minister three times and the longest serving leader in the history of British party politics. A book that is likely to seriously affect the way we think not only about Derby himself, but also about Victorian politics and society more generally.
Categories: History

The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters

The Austen Chamberlain Diary Letters

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAMDEN FIFTH SERIES Recent titles in the series The Derby Diaries , 18691878 Edited by J. Vincent This book contains a selection ...

Author: Sir Austen Chamberlain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521551579

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 112

This collection of the diary letters of Austen Chamberlain provides a detailed record of Conservative and national politics in the inter-war period.
Categories: History

The Politics of Patriotism

The Politics of Patriotism

A selection from the diaries of Edward Henry Stanley , 15th earl of Derby ( 1826–93 ) between September 1869 and March 1878 ( London , 1994 ) .

Author: Jonathan Parry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839343

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 107

Parry offers an analysis of the ideas that influenced the Liberal political coalition between the 1830s and 1880s.
Categories: History

Disraeli and Victorian Conservatism

Disraeli and Victorian Conservatism

... Derby and the Conservative Party: The Political Journals of Lord Stanley, 1849–69 (Hassocks, 1978), and The Derby Diaries, 18691878, (Royal Historical ...

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349248650

Category:

Page: 176

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Parliament The Biography Volume II Reform

Parliament  The Biography  Volume II   Reform

65 J. Vincent, ed., The Derby Diaries, 18691878, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995, p. 337, entry for 23 Oct. 1876. 66 Andrew Roberts, Salisbury: ...

Author: Chris Bryant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448171071

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 978

Over the last two hundred years Parliament has witnessed and effected dramatic and often turbulent change. Political parties rose – and fell. The old aristocratic order passed away. The vote was won for the working classes and, eventually, for women. The world was torn apart by two extraordinarily bloody wars. And individual politicians were cheered for their altruism or their bravery and jeered for their sexual or financial misdemeanours. This second volume of Chris Bryant’s majestic Parliament: The Biography has a cast of characters that includes some of British history’s most famous names: the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Its recurring theme is reform and innovation, but it also lays bare obsessive respect for the past and a dedication to evolution rather than revolution, which has left us with a fudged constitution still perilously dependent on custom, convention and gentlemen’s agreements. This is riveting, flawlessly researched and accessible popular history for anyone with an interest in why modern Britain is the nation it is today.
Categories: History

Recovering Power

Recovering Power

A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1820–1893) between September 1869 and March 1878 (London: Camden Fifth Series, ...

Author: Anthony Seldon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230522411

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 656

The Conservative Party's periods in opposition have been of crucial importance. They have seen major changes in direction, and often been the springboard for recovering power. There have also been leadership crises and bitter divisions, and recovery was never inevitable. In the first study to examine the topic as a whole, leading authorities present new evidence and interpretations. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Conservative Party and of opposition in modern British politics.
Categories: Political Science

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Vincent , John , ed . , Derby Diaries , 1869–78 : Selection from the Diaries of ... 15th Earl of Derby , Between September 1869 and March 1878 ( Cambridge ...

Author: Michael Ledger-Lomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191068003

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 314

This biography evokes the pervasive importance of religion to Queen Victoria's life but also that life's centrality to the religion of Victorians around the globe. The first comprehensive exploration of Victoria's religiosity, it shows how moments in her life—from her accession to her marriage and her successive bereavements—enlarged how she defined and lived her faith. It portrays a woman who had simple convictions but a complex identity that suited her multinational Kingdom: a determined Anglican who preferred Presbyterian Scotland; an ardent Protestant who revered her husband's Lutheran homeland but became sympathetic towards Roman Catholicism and Islam; a moralizing believer in the religion of the home who scorned Sabbatarianism. Drawing on a systematic reading of her journals and a rich selection of manuscripts from British and German archives, Michael Ledger-Lomas sheds new light not just on Victoria's private beliefs but also on her activity as a monarch, who wielded her powers energetically in questions of church and state. Unlike a conventional biography, this book interweaves its account of Victoria's life with a panoramic survey of what religious communities made of it. It shows how different churches and world religions expressed an emotional identification with their Queen and Empress, turning her into an embodiment of their different and often rival conceptions of what her Empire ought to be. The result is a fresh vision of a familiar life, which also explains why monarchy and religion remained close allies in the nineteenth-century British world.
Categories: Religion

The Political Diaries of the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon 1857 1890 Volume 35

The Political Diaries of the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon  1857 1890  Volume 35

A Selection from the Diaries of Henry Stanley , 15th Earl of Derby ( 1826-93 ) between September 1869 and March 1878 ( London , 1994 ) J.R. Vincent ( ed . ) ...

Author: Peter Gordon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521194059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

View: 374

It is generally recognized by historians that Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), figured prominently in Conservative high politics during the second half of the nineteenth century, serving under three Prime Ministers in all the Conservative governments between 1858 and 1886. He was also a member of the Cabinet in three of them, appointed as Colonial Secretary twice, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the Home Rule crisis of 1885-1886. This book is based on the comparatively neglected diaries that he meticulously kept throughout his life. They show him to be a shrewd observer of events, and the records of his conversations with the leaders of the Conservative Party, as well as with political opponents, are of the greatest interest. Few such political diaries of Cabinet ministers on this scale and significance have survived. This study has also drawn on many archive collections containing Carnarvon's correspondence and memoranda. As a reformer, he took an interest in such causes as women's franchise, religious toleration, educational reform, and the movement for promoting anti-vivisection. As a man of letters, he was well acquainted with many of the celebrated literary figures of his time, including Browning and Tennyson. His passion for archaeology was transmitted to his son, who was closely involved in the discovery of the Tutankhamun treasures. This book will be of value to political, colonial, and social historians, as well as of great interest to those concerned with all aspects of nineteenth-century Britain.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley 15th Earl of Derby 1826 93 Between 1878 and 1893

The Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley  15th Earl of Derby  1826 93  Between 1878 and 1893

Author: Edward Henry Stanley Earl of Derby

Publisher: Leopards Head PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015057653977

Category: History

Page: 922

View: 904

Lord Derby (1826-93) was at the centre of things. His father, the 14th Earl, had been thrice prime minister, as well as the longest serving English party leader of modern times. The 15th Earl was the only minister to serve in the cabinets of both Gladstone and Disraeli. As a diarist, he was probably the fullest and most informative "fly on the wall" of the great world in the second half of the nineteenth century. The diaries began in 1849, and continued with only slight breaks to his death in 1893. Most pages were nearly full, and filled shrewdly, fairly, and intelligently. The diaries should convince us that there never was such a thing as a harmonious cabinet. The most important man in Lancashire, and a landowner on a great scale, Derby records the minutiae of a vanished way of life, that of the great Victorian nobleman dedicated to public service, as faithfully as he does momentous arguments in the cabinet. These diaries may provide a quarry for the social as much as for the political history of the upper classes; and an intelligent commentary on the people and events of aristocratic parliamentary government in its final phase. Conversation has tended to be the missing link in history. These diaries take us a useful step along the road from "who wrote what?" to "who said what?".
Categories: History

Bertie A Life of Edward VII

Bertie  A Life of Edward VII

Hampshire Telegraph, 18 May 1878. ... Ned Langtry was presented to the Queen by Bertie on 19 March 1878 (The Times, ... Derby Diaries 1869-78, p.412.

Author: Jane Ridley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448161119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 740

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he finally came to power and ushered out the Victorian age. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Bertie was bullied by both his parents. Denied any proper responsibilities, the heir to the throne spent his time eating (which earned him the nickname ‘Tum Tum’), pursuing women (which Queen Victoria held to be the reason for Albert’s early demise), gambling, going to house parties and race meetings, and shooting pheasants. His arranged marriage to the stunning Danish princess Alexandra gave him access to the European dynastic network; but his name was linked with many beauties, including Lillie Langtry and Winston Churchill’s mother. This magnificent new biography provides new insight into the playboy prince while painting a vivid portrait of the age in all its excess and eccentricity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Intelligence and Strategy

Intelligence and Strategy

A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-93), Between September 1869 and March 1878 (hereafter Derby Diaries), ...

Author: John Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134233342

Category: History

Page: 408

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John Ferris' work in strategic and intelligence history is widely praised for its originality and the breadth of its research. At last his major pioneering articles are now available in this one single volume. In Intelligence and Strategy these essential articles have been fundamentally revised to incorporate new evidence and information withheld by governments when they were first published. This volume reshapes the study of communications intelligence by tracing Britain's development of cipher machines providing the context to Ultra and Enigma, and by explaining how British and German signals intelligence shaped the desert war. The author also explains how intelligence affected British strategy and diplomacy from 1874 to 1940 and world diplomacy during the 1930s and the Second World War. Finally he traces the roots for contemporary intelligence, and analyzes intelligence and the RMA as well as the role of intelligence in the 2003 Gulf War. This volume ultimately brings new light to our understanding of the relations between intelligence, strategy and diplomacy between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
Categories: History

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Spruce Strakosch

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  Spruce Strakosch

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059134711

Category: British

Page:

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55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.
Categories: British

Documents on Conservative Foreign Policy 1852 1878

Documents on Conservative Foreign Policy  1852 1878

The papers of the earls of Derby and Malmesbury were not readily ... Party: Journals and Memoirs of Edward Henry, Lord Stanley, 1849–1869 (Hassocks, Sussex, ...

Author: Geoff Hicks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107035928

Category: History

Page: 396

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The first edited collection of primary, documentary material pertaining to Conservative governments' foreign policy between 1852 and 1878.
Categories: History

The Tory World

The Tory World

A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826–93) between September 1869 and March 1878, Camden Fifth Series 4 (Cambridge, ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317013778

Category: History

Page: 412

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Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came earlier, can greatly (and sometimes subconsciously) influence subsequent policy choices. Working forward from the later seventeenth century, this book explores the ’deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. Conservatism has long been one of the major British political tendencies, committed to the defence of established institutions, with a strong sense of the ’national interest’, and embracing both ’liberal’ and ’authoritarian’ views of empire. The Tory party has, moreover, at several times been deeply divided, if not convulsed, by different perspectives on Britain’s international orientation and different positions on foreign and imperial policy. Underlying Tory beliefs upon which views of Britain’s global role were built were often not stated but assumed. As a result they tend to be obscured from historical view. This book seeks to recover and reconsider those beliefs, and to understand how the Tory party has sought to navigate its way through the difficult pathways of foreign and imperial politics, and why this determination outlasted Britain’s rapid decolonisation and was apparently remarkably little affected by it. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence of history over politics. Moreover it argues that there has been an inherent politicisation of the concept of national interests, such that strategic culture and foreign policy cannot be understood other than in terms of a historically distorted political debate.
Categories: History

Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian Intervention

30 The Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, 18691878, ed. John Vincent (London: Royal Historical ...

Author: Brendan Simms

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497947

Category: History

Page:

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The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of the most persistent problems facing the international community today. This unique and wide-ranging history of humanitarian intervention examines responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the emergence of the international state system and international law in the late sixteenth century, to the end of the twentieth century. Leading scholars show how opposition to tyranny and to religious persecution evolved from notions of the common interests of 'Christendom' to ultimately incorporate all people under the concept of 'human rights'. As well as examining specific episodes of intervention, the authors consider how these have been perceived and justified over time, and offer important new insights into ideas of national sovereignty, international relations and law, as well as political thought and the development of current theories of 'international community'.
Categories: History