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Orations from Homer to William McKinley Volume 22 (Paperback) Loot Price: R482
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley Volume 22 (Paperback): Mayo W. Hazeltine

Orations from Homer to William McKinley Volume 22 (Paperback)

Mayo W. Hazeltine

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SALISBURY ROBERT ARTHUR TALBOT GASCOYNB CECIL, Marquis of Salisbury, a distinguished English statesman, was born at Hatfleld, Hertfordshire, February 10, 1830, and educated at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford. He entered Parliament for Stamford in 1853 as Lord Robert Cecil, and was soon known as one of the ablest speakers in the House of Commons on the Conservative side. On the aeath of his elder brother in 1865 he assumed the title of Viscount Cranbourne. He was secretary of state for India, 1866-67, but resigned from the cabinet on account of his unwillingness to support the Reform Bill upon which the other ministers were agreed. By the death of his father in 1868 he succeeded to the title of Marquis of Salisbury and took his seat in the House of Lords. In November of the next year he followed Lord Derby as chancellor of the University of Oxford, and on the return of Disraeli to the premiership in February, 1874, he again became secretary of state. He was appointed special ambassador to Turkey in November, 1876, and in 1878 received the appointment of minister of foreign affairs. Since the death of Disraeli in 1881 Salisbury has been the recognized leader of the Conservatives. From June to November, 1885, he was prime minister and after a brief Liberal administration was again at the helm aa premier in 1886, remaining such until 1892. His conduct of affairs was marked by an aggressive foreign policy and repression in Ireland, the ministry finally succumbing on the Home Rule question. In 1895 the Marquis became premier for the third time, the most important event occurring within his latest administration being the war with the Eoer republics in South Africa. Salisbury is an able and impressive, but not persuasive, orator, and the occurrence of an injudicious phrase here...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Mayo W. Hazeltine
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26357-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26357-7
Barcode: 9780217263573

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