Celebrities of the Century; Being a Dictionary of Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century

Celebrities of the Century; Being a Dictionary of Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Opposition in the I'pper House, and conducted with much quiet irony the attacks upon the ministerial party, which was stronger both in numbers and oratorical ability than his own. Some of his speeches on the Eastern Question were particularly incisive. In 1880 he became once more Minister of Foreign Affairs under Mr. Gladstone. The first question that came before him was the settlement of the outstanding matters connected with the Berlin Treaty. By a naval demonstration the Sultan was forced to surrender Dulcigno to Montenegro; but Greece, owing to the supineness of France, had to put up with a frontier line drawn much farther south than she had hoped. In May, 1881, he launched a vigorous protest against the occupation of Tunis by the French. From that time forward Egyptian affairs occupied for the most part the attention of the Foreign Secretary. The military revolt of Araby Pasha against the Khedivo was suppressed by British bayonets at Tell-elKebir on Sept. 12th, 1882, and early in the following year the Anglo-French control was abolished, and an attempt mado to set up popular institutions in the country. These reforms were explained by Lord Granville in a circular note to the Powers. In April, 1884, he issued invitations to the Powers to attend a Conference on Egyptian finance, over which he presided, but it separated in August without result, owing to French hostility. Meanwhile the appearance of tho Mahdi in tho Soudan threatened the very existence of the Egyptian Government, and a series of disasters ensued. eoypt; Gordon; Giiauam; Wolseley, etc. In other quarters the Foreign Secretary had cause for anxiety during the last days of the Liberal Government. Franco was openly hostile owing to our intervention in Egypt; Princo Bismarck...show more

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  • 9781236546210