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The Lost Imperialist

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Description for The Lost Imperialist Paperback. An eagerly anticipated biography of one of the greatest statesmen of the Victorian age. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; BGH; HBJD1; HBLL; JPSD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2016 Frederick Hamiton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, enjoyed a glittering career which few could equal. As Viceroy of India and Governor-General of Canada, he held the two most exalted positions available under the Crown, but prior to this his achievements as a British ambassador included restoring order to sectarian conflict in Syria, helping to keep Canada British, paving the way for the annexation of Egypt and preventing war from breaking out on India's North-West Frontier. Dufferin was much more than a diplomat and ... Read more

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About Andrew Gailey
Andrew Gailey has taught history at Eton College since 1981 and was a housemaster from 1993 to 2006. Since then he has been elected Vice-Provost and a Fellow of the College. A graduate of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, he is the author of numerous studies of Anglo-Irish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has a ... Read more

Reviews for The Lost Imperialist
Brilliantly places the glamorous but forgotten Irish proconsul Lord Dufferin in a world of contemporary myth-making and celebrity politics
Irish Times
Well equipped to convey Dufferin's importance as an Ulster icon in the imperial age, [Andrew Gailey] also handles the haut ton of late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain with aplomb. He writes engagingly, a graceful turn of phrase leavened ... Read more

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