(EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn]


  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • Richard Aldous
  • English
  • 11 March 2020
  • 9780393065701

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Download The Lion and the Unicorn characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download 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. 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 moments of genuine tension The author took an approach that combined actual history with a little bit of cod psychology of personalising these great men by getting inside their heads It generally works though at the cost of marginalising a lot of other big personalities Robert Peel and Palmerston are background characters at best despite being very influential historical and Parliamentary figures The uotes liberally used throughout from contemporary characters are great for context though they contain a certain degree of bias often being close friendsIt must be said though that as a way of making history interesting and accessible this is definitely a success

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Download The Lion and the Unicorn characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download 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 y

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Download The Lion and the Unicorn characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download 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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    Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] 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 appe

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download Download The Lion and the Unicorn Fascinating and well written

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] Download 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 even know who I am Thus my curiosity in the infamous British Prime Minister was piued It turns out that The Lion and the Unicorn was not the best book for a first foray into the subjec

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    Download The Lion and the Unicorn Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous 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

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    (EBOOK/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 though it is apparent that the author favours Disraeli over Gladstone which is fine by me as that chimes with my own opinions The book emphasises the struggle between them rather than simply giving potted histories of each man which makes the material all the interesting to read Some of Dis

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    (EBOOK/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

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous 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 th

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] Download The Lion and the Unicorn Detailed and well written but uneual and lacking contextAldous focuses on the personal nature of the rivalry which helps to avoid dryness The uality of the writing is high and consistent throughout so that it is very easy to readHe slightly undermines his thesis by seeming to accept that Disraeli was 'better' and Gladstone succeeded only through some phoney religious populism he keeps mentioning Gladstone's reliance on prostitutes In descr

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] 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 moments of genuine tension The author took an approach that combined actual history with a little bit of cod psychology of personalising these great men by getting inside their heads It generally works though at the cost of marginalising a lot of other big personalities Robert Peel and Pal

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Lion and the Unicorn] Richard Aldous ¸ 9 Read & Download characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Richard Aldous 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 hysterical woman of the Victorian era always on the verge of emotion

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