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❰Download❯ ➵ The Lion and the Unicorn Author Richard Aldous – Wearedating.co.uk William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologically driven and deeply personal Their vitriolic duels❰Download❯ ➵ The Lion and the Unicorn Author Richard Aldous – Wearedating.co.uk William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologically driven and deeply personal Their vitriolic duels William Gladstone and the MOBI î and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologica.

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PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk Richard Aldous and the MOBI î the author of The Lion and the Unicorn is Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College He has been a fellow at the Royal Historical Society a trustee of the Gladstone Library and advisor to The Lion Epub / the British Council and commentator for the Irish Times and the BBC.

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  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubThis is not a history of 19th century British politics It does not pretend to be so In fact it states from the first that its mission is to recast the story of Gladstone and Disraeli for a 21st century audience in a way that will appeal to us Aldous' assessment of a 21st century audience's needs are a Reality Show like combination of high drama 'oh no he didn't personal pettiness a fast paced showing of all the highlights on the grandest scale I can't say that he's wrong in that assessment This approach has shortcomings such as if you don't already know about the bills and arguments going on you never feel like you're getting all sides of the story He does explain a


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    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubSad but true my interest in Disraeli can be traced to a Family Guy episode Peter's blathering on as he does and compares someone to Benjamin Disraeli Cut to Disraeli in his study who looks at the camera and sadly tells the viewer you don't even know who I am Thus my curiosity in the infamous British Prime Minister was piqued It turns out that The Lion and the Unicorn was not the best book for a first foray into the subject Aldous assumes the reader is already familiar with the general timeline and issues of the day and focuses almost entirely on the personal enmity and numerous smackdowns between Gladstone and Disraeli Although the writing is excellent and the hatred palpable I found it somewhat difficu


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    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubThis book is a missed opportunity William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of the oddest characters to traipse across the 19th century Their political feud reached almost apocalyptic proportions and came to define the nature of Great Britain when that country was at the pinnacle of global power It's hard to imagine a better feud about wh


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    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubA very enjoyable and informative review of two great titans of British political history Both men are given a fair hearing though it is apparent that the author favours Disraeli over Gladstone which is fine by me as that chimes with my own opinions The book emphasises the struggle between them rather than simply giving potted histories of each man which makes the material all the interesting to read Some of Disraeli's barbs aimed at Gladstone were just as funny to read now as they must have been at the time The book also pulls back the covers on Gladstone revealing his night time dalliances with prostitutes his rescue work as he deemed it and his insatiable sexual appetite not something you would expect from the severe portraits and gruff speeches through which we tend to analyse Gladstone's personalityAn excellent book for anyone with even a passing interest in


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    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn Epub‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Richard Aldous is an engaging and insightful account of the decades long struggle between Gladstone and Disraeli to forg


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    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubGladstone and Disraeli were two greatest British statesmen of the second half of the nineteenth century and they hated each other It is almost impossible to write the biography of one without including the other since they were like two sides of the same coin The book is very well written I would only complain of the excessive use of the word 'brilliant' but it might be possible that the adjective really applied to every speech made by them Why this period is important? In the first half of the nineteenth century British politics was still a exclusive club Only a minority of the population could vote and the parliament was populated almost exclusively by aristocracy After a series of reforms the voting population was expanded culminating in the ascension of the labour party in the twentieth century Disraeli and Gladstone were the ones that passed the majority of those reforms through parliament albeit from different sides of the political spectrum It is quite a unique phenomenon in


  8. AshleyS AshleyS says:

    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubDetailed and well written but unequal and lacking contextAldous focuses on the personal nature of the rivalry which helps to avoid dryness The quality of the writing is high and consistent throughout so that it is very easy to readHe slightly undermines his thesis by seeming to accept that Disraeli was 'better' and Gladstone succeeded only through some phoney religious populism he keeps mentioning Gladstone's reliance on prostitutes In describi


  9. Dean Dean says:

    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubIt’s history Jim but not as we know it Let me say first off I really enjoyed this It was well written fast paced and had moments of genuine tension The author took an approach that combined actual history with a little bit of cod psychology of personalising these great men by getting inside their heads It generally works though at the cost of marginalising a lot of other big personalities Robert Peel and Palmerston are background characters at best despite being very influential historical and Parliamentary figures The quotes liberally used throughout from contemporary characters are great for context though they contain a certain degree of bias often being close friendsIt must be said though that as a way of making history interesting and accessible this


  10. Catherine McClelland Catherine McClelland says:

    PDFEPUB The Lion and the Unicorn MOBI â The Lion Epub and ð wearedatingcouk lion ebok, unicorn pdf, The Lion book, and the download, Lion and the pdf, The Lion and the Unicorn EpubDisraeli is a character and though I think in many ways would have agreed with Gladstone politically I find his brand of religiosity quite annoying and the hypocrisy of his missionary work to prostitutes Also Gladstone was like a stereotypical hysterical woman of the Victorian era always on the verge of emotional collapseDisraeli on the other hand had the heart of a romantic and was able to stir the people and Parliament with his ability with rhetoric and prose I understand why Queen Victoria was quite taken with him This book makes much of the contrasting personali


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