The Life and Times of the Right Hon. John Bright

The Life and Times of the Right Hon. John Bright

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...I cannot avoid. My constituents, who for nearly nine years past have been so tolerant with my short-comings, will, I trust, believe that I have not quitted my post without a sufficient cause. I hope, when peace is made and men's minds return to matters of home interest, I may yet be able to render some slight service to the public. If I cannot undertake to sustain by force of arms the independence of the Sultan and the liberties of Europe, I may work in a humble sphere to strengthen the liberties and promote the welfare of my own country." In January, 1856, news was received in. London that the Czar of Russia had accepted a proposal as a 270 MB. Bright's Visit To The Continent. basis for negotiating a treaty of peace, and an armistice was concluded. On the 30th of March the treaty was signed, and on the 27th of April the ratifications were exchanged, and thus ended one of the greatest wars in which this country was ever engaged. The loss of British soldiers' lives was estimated at about 22,000, of whom about 4,000 died by violence, the remainder having died from diseases brought on by exposure to wet and cold and by improper food. 50,000,000 was the amount it was estimated it cost this country in money, to say nothing of the injury it had done to the foreign and home trade. The results anticipated by political soothsayers in favour of the war were never realised, and the conclusion of peace fulfilled Mr. Bright's predictions. In November, 1856, Mr. Bright left home for the continent. He visited Algeria, and returned to France where he met his eldest daughter. At Cannes he and Lord Brougham spent a few days together, and from there he went to Italy. On the 30th of January, 1857, the Liberal electors of Manchester were called together more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123668088X
  • 9781236680884