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The Lion and the Unicorn Read & download ✓ 2 William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologically driven and deeply personal Their vitriolic duels carried out over decades lend profound insight into the social and political currents that dominated Victorian England To Disraeli a legendar. Fascinating and well written

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The Lion and the Unicorn Read & download ✓ 2 Y dandy descended from Sephardic Jews his antagonist was an unprincipled maniac characterized by an extraordinary mixture of envy vindictiveness hypocrisy and superstition For the conservative aristocrat Gladstone his rival was the Grand Corrupter whose destruction he plotted day and night week by week month by month In the tradition of Roy. This book is a missed opportunity William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of the oddest characters to traipse across the 19th century Their political feud reached almost apocalyptic proportions and came to define the nature of Great Britain when that country was at the pinnacle of global power It s hard to imagine a better feud about which to write Yet time and again the author decides to focus on fripperies and odd set piece scenes rather than the real struggle between the two William Gladstone like his hero Tory Prime Minister Robert Peel was the son of a wealthy manufacturer who had bought a country estate and provided his children with all the advantages of the British aristocracy except the title Gladstone s indefatigable high church conscience pushed him to work incessantly He rose through the political ranks and become head of the Board of Trade under Peel by 1843 when he was only 34 years old After the Tory Party broke apart under Peel s low tariff policy he joined the rump group of Peelites fighting for free trade and the memory of their hero He finally moved over to the Liberal Party and became prime minister four separate times Despite his attachment to the Church of England he championed the freedom of Irish Catholicism and eventually Irish nationalism and despite his frugal inclinations supported increased outreach to the poor Gladstone s dark secret however was that he spent many nights wandering the London streets looking for prostitutes under the guise of saving them and then whipped himself for his transgressions later His whole life he walked a tight line between salvation and damnationBenjamin Disraeli by contrast was the son of an immigrant Jewish family and he wore his converted religion very lightly His fame came from his novels such as Coningsby which became the talk of the literary world and made him a young romantic hero one who rouged his cheeks and sauntered around town in flashy clothes Disraeli soon however also became the surprising hero of the conservative movement that broke with Peel when he defended the value of the aristocracy and the Church of England against liberal reform And despite his scandalous reputation he was intensely attached to his older wife Mary Anne who became one of the most powerful political women in England Disraeli s two terms as prime minister caused him to champion gradual conservative reform and international realpolitik especially in defending the Ottoman Turks against the expanding Russian empireThe two men who were so dissimilar in every way and who somehow took the political stance which seemed appropriate to the other one absolutely despised each other It didn t help that ueen Victoria was clearly infatuated with Disraeli yet threatened to not even accept a government with Gladstone as its head Victoria gave Disraeli and his wife titles they became the Earl and Viscountess of Beaconsfield and ignored his opponent Gladstone s public attacks against Beaconfieldism as the ultimate corrupting influence in British life in his famous Midlothian campaign of 1880 helped make him the People s William but only further tanrished the ueen s opinion of himSo a great story but the author seems incapable of telling it straight Instead in each chapter we get boring vignettes followed by backtracking over some older stories followed by a series of new narratives with little relation to the political stakes I m sure there are better versions of this amazing tale out there Baker roll 1924 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina characterized by an extraordinary mixture of envy vindictiveness hypocrisy and superstition For the House of Exile conservative aristocrat Gladstone his rival was the Grand Corrupter whose destruction he plotted day and night week by week month by month In the tradition of Roy. 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The Lion and the Unicorn Read & download ✓ 2 Jenkins and A N Wilson Richard Aldous has written an outstanding political biography giving us the first dual portrait of this intense and momentous rivalry Aldous's vivid narrative style by turns powerful witty and stirring brings new life to the Gladstone and Disraeli story and confirms a perennial truth in politics everything is persona. Gladstone and Disraeli were two greatest British statesmen of the second half of the nineteenth century and they hated each other It is almost impossible to write the biography of one without including the other since they were like two sides of the same coin The book is very well written I would only complain of the excessive use of the word brilliant but it might be possible that the adjective really applied to every speech made by them Why this period is important In the first half of the nineteenth century British politics was still a exclusive club Only a minority of the population could vote and the parliament was populated almost exclusively by aristocracy After a series of reforms the voting population was expanded culminating in the ascension of the labour party in the twentieth century Disraeli and Gladstone were the ones that passed the majority of those reforms through parliament albeit from different sides of the political spectrum It is uite a uniue phenomenon in history elites relinuishing power voluntarily to obtain the new electorates sympathy for their parties and an immediate advantage in the political competition It is the second book I read about the same subject and it is hard for me not to sympathise with Disraeli the reason being that he was a jew and thus an outsider to the aristocratic group when he started and because he was of a human character imperfect but capable of great deeds This book also clarified something that puzzled me Gladstone s charity work with prostitutes was not charity at all


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    Review The Lion and the Unicorn Richard Aldous ↠ 2 Download Summary × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Richard Aldous This is not a history of 19th century British politics It does not pretend to be so In fact it states from the first that its mission is to recast the story of Gladstone and Disraeli for a 21st century audience in a way that will appeal to us Aldous' assessment of a 21st century audience's needs are a Reality Show like combination of high drama 'oh no he didn't personal pettiness a fast paced showing of all the highlight

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    PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Summary × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Richard Aldous Fascinating and well written

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    PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Sad but true my interest in Disraeli can be traced to a Family Guy episode Peter's blathering on as he does and compares someone to Benjamin Disraeli Cut to Disraeli in his study who looks at the camera and sadly tells the viewer you don't ev

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    PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn This book is a missed opportunity William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of the oddest characters to traipse across the 19th century Their political feud reached almost apocalyptic proportions and came to define the nature of Great Britain when that country was at the pinnacle of global power It's hard to imagine a better feud about which to write Yet time and again the author decides to focus on fr

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    Richard Aldous ↠ 2 Download PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn A very enjoyable and informative review of two great titans of British political history Both men are given a fair hearing

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    Review The Lion and the Unicorn PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Richard Aldous is an engaging and insightful account of the decades long struggle between Gladstone and Disraeli to forge political majorities in Parliament and to lead and fashion Britain according to Liberal or Conservative principles It was by any measure a battle of heavyweights Two men of outsized talent – and of correspondingly large egos – pitted one against the o

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    Richard Aldous ↠ 2 Download Summary × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Richard Aldous PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Gladstone and Disraeli were two greatest British statesmen of the second half of the nineteenth century and they hated each other It is almost impossible to write the biography of one without including the other since they were like two sides of the same coin The book is very well written I would only complain of the exce

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    Review The Lion and the Unicorn PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Richard Aldous ↠ 2 Download Detailed and well written but uneual and lacking contextAldous focuses on the personal nature of the rivalry which

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    PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Richard Aldous ↠ 2 Download Summary × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Richard Aldous It’s history Jim but not as we know it Let me say first off I really enjoyed this It was well written fast paced and had

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    PDF/EPUB The Lion and the Unicorn Disraeli is a character and though I think in many ways would have agreed with Gladstone politically I find his brand of religiosity uite annoying and the hypocrisy of his missionary work to prostitutes Also Gladstone was like a stereotypical h

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • Richard Aldous
  • English
  • 07 March 2019
  • 9780393065701