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By John Bew

The most sensible political biography of the yr' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator
'Wonderful . . . A existence so approximately entire it desire by no means be written back' Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement
By the writer of the Orwell Prize-winning Citizen Clem

Damned in coruscating verse through Shelley and Byron, his coffin hissed at in the course of his funeral, Lord Castlereagh has one of many blackest reputations in British historical past. yet as John Bew exhibits, this can be yet a half-drawn portrait. His gripping biography finds a shy, inarticulate yet passionate guy; a towering political determine of implacable rules who redrew the map of Europe, fought a duel with a cupboard colleague and might tragically take his personal lifestyles amid rumours of scandal and madness.

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