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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I agree with Lord David that Melbourne as a friend or relative must have been one of the most delightful.

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Ziegler says, "through a trick of circumstances his value was greater than his merits" and tehre lingers about Melbourne a sense of defiency, an incompleteness. I'd disagree with this overall view of Melbourne.

Ziegler writes intelligent, interesting books that have much personal detail but is not too gossipy. And Melbourne's life certainly has lots to gossip about. Ziegler says, "through a trick of circumstances his value was greater than his merits" and tehre lingers about Melbourne a sense of defiency, an incompleteness. He had more depth, courage and wisdom that this summary gives.

Philip Sandeman Ziegler CVO FRSL (born 24 December 1929) is a British biographer and historian. Born in Ringwood, Hampshire, Ziegler was educated at St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, and went with the school when it merged with Summer Fields School, Oxford. He attended Eton College and New College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in Jurisprudence with highest honours before joining the British Foreign Service

I agree with Lord David that Melbourne as a friend or relative must have been one of the most delightful, wise and entertaining of men, but in public life I believe him also to have been ambitious, cynical and almost wholly without political principle. He was, in short, much less of a carefree amateur, much more of a politician.

Philip Ziegler, from his Preface. It is extraordinary enough that Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister should have been dragged through the courts by an aggrieved husband not once but twice

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Release Date:October 1976. Publisher:Random House Children's Books.

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Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. A former member of the diplomatic service, he has written biographies of King William IV, Lord Melbourne, Lady Diana Cooper, Lord Mountbatten, King Edward VIII, Harold Wilson, and Osbert Sitwell. His most recent book is "Legacy: Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships". He is at work on the official biography of Prime Minister Edward Heath. Mr. Ziegler lives with his wife in Kensington, London.

'I agree with Lord David [Cecil] that Melbourne as a friend or relative must have been one of the most delightful, wise and entertaining of men, but in public life I believe him also to have been ambitious, cynical and almost wholly without political principle. He was, in short, much less of a carefree amateur, much more of a politician.' Philip Ziegler, from his Preface

First published in 1976, Philip Ziegler's Melbourne drew on hitherto unused material and made an unprecedently searching assessment of the eminent Whig statesman of the 1830s/40s. It is extraordinary enough that Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister should have been dragged through the courts by an aggrieved husband not once but twice. Yet Melbourne's 'problematic' personal life is only one reason why Ziegler, even-handed and scrupulous, was compelled to test the validity of Victoria's famous final judgement that Melbourne was 'not a good or firm minister'.

Melbourne epub download

ISBN13: 978-0006353232

ISBN: 0006353231

Author: Philip Ziegler

Category: History

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (August 24, 1978)

Pages: 416 pages

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