The Political And Private Life Of The Marquess Of Londonderry Classic Reprint

Author by : T. P. Fitzgerald
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Description : Excerpt from The Political and Private Life of the Marquess of Londonderry No event was calculated to excite so deep a sensation as the sudden death of the Marquess of Londonderry. No individual filled so large a space in the public eye, and, it may be added, in the eye of Europe. His name has been associated with the most extraordinary events of the last twenty-five years. The sudden removal of an individual of such various and important connections, naturally excites the deepest interest, and has left a chasm in the affairs of the world, which cannot be easily supplied. Death, in its least revolting forms, is a great peace-maker; but, in the melancholy end of the Marquess of Londonderry, the circumstances are so painful, that they must, for a time, at least, disarm resentment of its rancour, and abate the opprobrium which some attach to his memory. It is painful to think that, within a short period, three of the most prominent figures in the historic gallery of their country, have, in the yet unimpaired maturity of their talents, been called away by the same melancholy visitation - the most fearful consequence of temporary alienation of mind! We allude to the deaths of Mr. Whitbread, Sir Samuel Romilly, and the subject of this memoir, all of whom suffered by their own hands, while under the influence of mental delusion. This is a sad reflection; and if to the three eminent individuals we have named, we call to mind the short illnesses which carried off Fox and Pitt, it must be allowed that there is something in the deaths, at least of public men, not likely to excite the envy of their cotemporaries, and that neither high place, reputation, popularity, nor professional distinction, afford to the possessor, enjoyments unmingled with the bitterness of human calamities. The family of the late Marquess of Londonderry is descended from Sir Thomas Stewart, of Minto, second son of Sir William Stewart, of Garlies, ancestor of the Earls of Galloway. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Political And Private Life Of The Marquess Of Londonderry Late Secretary Of State For Foreign Affairs C C

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Description : Excerpt from The Political and Private Life of the Marquess of Londonderry, Late Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, &C. &C: Including Most Important and Authentic Particulars of His Last Moments and Death; With Numerous Anecdotes and Reflections, Illustrative of the History of the Noble Lord Candidate to represent the county father's estates laygl and 'whére ihis' best'exerted. The contest was long oi the' long purse of the old Marqu the'peerage had not till pretensions to patriotism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Marquess Of Londonderry

Author by : N.C. Fleming
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Description : The decline and fall of the British aristocracy looked headlong and irreversible in the twentieth century yet many grandees tried to preserve their power, wealth and influence by every means - and with some success. There is no better example than the Seventh Marquess of Londonderry whose life from 1878 to 1949 spanned and mirrored the period. The Londonderrys had enjoyed immense wealth in land and minerals in Britain and Ireland for centuries, played leading roles in Parliament and the state, and in an earlier time the Seventh Marquess would have continued in the family tradition of patrician prominence. Drawing upon original state and family papers, N.C. Fleming places the Londonderrys in the context of the history and the political theory of aristocracy and shows the constant struggle - not without success - against marginalisation. The theme runs through Londonderry's career as Conservative MP, on the Irish Viceroy's Council, as a junior minister in Lloyd Geroge's coalition, at the Air Ministry with Trenchard - the 'father of the RAF' - and in the National Government. Perhaps an element of desperation entered in his private business ventures and with contacts with the far Right - all in sharp contrast to past family achievement.


Story Of The Peninsular War

Author by : Charles William Vane Marquis of Londonderry
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Description : "When published in 1848 this edited version of the Marquess of Londonderry's celebrated history of this consequential period was issued to 'present to the English nation' an affordable chronicle of one of the most glorious chapters of European history up to the battle of Wateloo. The narrative is a faithful history detailing the formidable struggles and ultimate victories of the Peninsular War." "This is an account of the Peninsular War in Europe, drawing on the vast knowledge and research of the Marquess of Londonderry. This edition is illuminating, accessible and readily informative, making it a marvellous read for both the dedicated student and interested reader." "It must be remembered when reading the edition that The Marquess of Londonderry took an active part in the great struggle he describes so beautifully. At the time he was working closely with the War Minister of the day, and it is this working relationship that gives this edition observations and perceptions of the war that would have been unavailable to others at the time of conflict. The Marquess recorded his impressions of the war daily, as they occurred."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved