Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 1-31
  3. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 32-64
  4. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 65-100
  5. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 101-132
  6. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 133-145
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 147-167

About this book


Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, remains one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in British political history. He was the romantic radical, who went on to lead the Conservative party; the urban, middle class Jew, who identified himself with a ruling elite based on the aristocracy, land and Anglicanism. This study of Disraeli seeks to provide a balanced coverage of the whole of his career, giving equal weight to the long period spent as leader of the opposition, as well as examining his rise to the Conservative leadership and his subsequent record as Prime Minister. An assessment is offered of Disraeli's contribution to the late-Victorian Conservative party's political ascendancy, and in particular to its image as the 'national' party.


Anglican Church Conservative Party democracy politics Romanticism

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