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The Whig World

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The Whig World by Leslie Mitchell
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The Whigs were one of the two great English political parties in the 150 years after 1700, vastly influential whether in office or in opposition. Yet the Whigs were much more than simply a group of politicians. An exclusive set, composed of the greatest and wealthiest families, the Whig world was a self-contained and small one, impervious to outside criticism. With members such as Charles James Fox, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Byron, its gambling, loose-living, drinking and wit was notorious. "The Whig World" is a portrait, of which politics forms only a small part, of an extraordinary group of men and women whose power, taste and intellect dominated the centre of what had become the greatest power in the world. Cosmopolitan, sceptical, urban, sophisticated, and promiscuous, the Whigs numbered many more brilliant conversationalists and controversialists amongst their number than the Bloomsbury Group.

Author Biography

Leslie Mitchell is Emeritus Fellow of University College, Oxford, and the author of Bulwer Lytton: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Man of Letters.
Release date NZ
July 15th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Hambledon Continuum
Pages
232
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9781852855802
Product ID
2060777

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