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Lord Salisbury
A Political Biography




ISBN 9780415257619
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
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Table of Contents

Maps: Africa; the Middle East; the Balkans -- Preface -- Biographical Note -- Introduction -- 1 Formative Influences -- Family and School -- Oxford and Tractarianism -- Colonial Impressions Ambition and Self-doubt -- 2 The Rising Politician -- Georgina Alderson -- Parliament and Party: War and Peace, 1854-65 -- Domestic Politics: The First Decade -- The Journalist’s Trade -- The City and its Lessons -- 3 The Second Reform Act -- The Front Rank of Politics -- The Liberal Reform Bill -- The Tory Cabinet and Household Suffrage -- The Passing of the Conservative Bill -- The Future of a Rebel -- 4 The Conscience of the Party -- The Master of Hatfield -- The House of Lords -- The Church and Her Enemies -- The Fears of a Modern Conservative -- 5 The Making of a Statesman -- The Return to Office -- The Future of the Church -- The India Office -- 6 The Eastern Question and the Foreign Office -- Diplomatic Realities -- The Return of the Eastern Question -- From the Constantinople Conference to the Russo-Turkish War -- The Genesis of a New Foreign Policy -- 7 A Leader in Waiting -- The Public and the Private Man -- Popular Politics -- Empire and the Economy -- A Changing Party and Parliamentary Reform -- Agrarianism and Nationalism in Ireland -- 8 The First Premiership and Ireland, 1885-6 -- The First Cabinet: Men and Policies -- The Foreign Office -- The Tories and Home Rule -- The General Election of 1885 and the Birth of Unionism -- 9 The New Conservatism in Practice -- The General Election of 1886 and Virtual Coalition -- The Pacification of Ireland -- The Defence of Religion -- The New Conservatism and the Old -- 10 European Security and Imperial Expansion -- The International Situation, 1886-92 -- The Diplomacy of Security -- Limiting the Competition of Empires -- 11 The Politics of Opposition 1892-5 -- The 1892 Election and the Integration of Unionism -- The Tendencies of Liberal Policy Abroad -- 1892-5: The Unifying Themes of Opposition and Victory -- 12 Unionist Democracy, 1895-1900 -- The 1895 Election and the First Unionist Government -- A Reforming Administration: Rhetoric and Substance -- Church and Education -- The Irish Future -- 13 The System under Strain: Diplomacy and War, 1895-1900 -- Britain, Germany and the Kruger Telegram -- From Constantinople to Fashoda and after -- America, China and India -- The Reconquest of the Sudan in Salisbury’s Policy -- Britain and the Boers -- 14 Anti-climax -- An Aura of Failure -- Leadership in War -- The Fear of Isolation -- Old Policies and New -- The Balance Sheet -- Manuscript Sources -- Notes -- Index.

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E. David Steele