Salisbury

Salisbury : Victorian Titan

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Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, masterminded the campaigns, alliances, treaties and pageants which brought the British Empire to its zenith in terms of power and prestige. Prime Minister for all but four years between 1885 and 1902, it was he who co-ordinated the subtly interlocking policies over five continents and a quarter of the globe. In this comprehensive biography, written with complete access to Salisbury's papers at Hatfield House, Andrew Roberts explores every aspect of Lord Salisbury's phenomenal statesmanship, but also his eccentric family, his journalism, his distinctive philosophy of Toryism, his passion for scientific experiments and above all, his extraordinary, complex, but ultimately hugely attractive character.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 56mm | 1,079.54g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 illustrations, (2 colour )
  • 0753810913
  • 9780753810910

About Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts took a first in Modern History at Cambridge. He has been a professional historian since the publication of his life of Lord Halifax, The Holy Fox, in 1991, followed by Eminent Churchillians in 1994. He contributes regularly to the Sunday Telegraph. His Salisbury won the Wolfson History Prize in 2000 and his other books include Napoleon and Wellington; Hitler and Churchill; What Might Have Been (editor) and A History of the English Speaking People (2006).show more

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