Lord Salisbury's World: Conservative Environments in by Michael Bentley

By Michael Bentley

Lord Salisbury (1830–1903) is now an issue of extreme historic awareness. this significant examine strikes clear of traditional biography and provides an unique portrait of the psychological global inhabited by means of overdue Victorian Conservatives on the time while their world-view used to be coming lower than serious pressure. on the centre of the image is the third Marquess of Salisbury, yet Lord Salisbury's international doesn't easily inform the tale of his lifestyles and politics. in its place, it asks delicate questions about how the political, highbrow and non secular environments of the past due Victorian interval appeared to considered one of its sharpest intellects, and it situates Salisbury and his speedy entourage in a large panorama of relationships, perceptions and difficulties. Professor Bentley takes the reader into Conservative assumptions approximately time and house, estate and society, faith and the kingdom, and the prior and the long run - the very language within which they expressed themselves.

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