Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman - download pdf or read online

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.

Show description

Read or Download Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman PDF

Best general european biographies books

Download e-book for kindle: Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, by Harry Kessler,Laird Easton

Those attention-grabbing, never-before-published early diaries of count number Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, writer, cultural critic, soldier, undercover agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping landscape of the humanities and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering global poised to be replaced irrevocably by way of the nice warfare.

Download PDF by Philip Matyszak: Mithridates the Great: Rome's Indomitable Enemy

An army biography of Mithridates VI ‘the nice’ of Pontus, Rome’s so much power enemy. The Mithridiatic wars stretched over part a century and continents, and feature a desirable forged of pirates, rebels, turncoats and poisoners (though an unlucky loss of heroes with untarnished motives).

Download PDF by Gerd Krumeich: Jeanne d'Arc: Die Geschichte der Jungfrau von Orleans

Frankreich im späten Mittelalter: Ein 19jähriges Mädchen aus dem einfachen Volk hat Visionen und erhält von seinen «Stimmen» den Auftrag, dem König zur Krönung zu verhelfen und Frankreich von der englischen Herrschaft zu befreien. Sie findet bei den Mächtigen Gehör und befreit am 8. Mai 1429 mit einem Heer die Stadt Orleans.

Download PDF by T.G. Otte: An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold

The 1st international struggle and next peace payment formed the process the 20th century, and the profound value of those occasions weren't misplaced on Harold Temperley, whose diaries are offered the following. a longtime student, and later certainly one of Britain’s preferable glossy and diplomatic historians, Temperley enlisted within the military on the outbreak of the struggle in August 1914.

Extra info for Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman

Example text

Download PDF sample

Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman by John Bew


by George
4.2

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 38 votes