Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister. A teenage convert to Anglicanism, he was nonetheless the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister of Jewish heritage. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained. Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Part…more
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The Victorians
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A Dangerous Affair (Liberty...
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Disraeli
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1966
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Disraeli: The Victorian Dan...
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2004
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Why I Am Not A Conservative
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1960
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Disraeli, Portrait of a Rom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1980
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Disraeli, Gladstone, and th...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1972
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The Mid Victorian Generatio...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1998
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