Simon earl of kerry is a direct descendant of lansdowne and the current heir to his title but this book is no work of family pietythe last great whig would not have wanted a biography written passionately in his defence. Simon kerry a london based scholar vividly recovers a fuller sense of the whig worldview in lansdowne the last great whig and brings to our attention one of the most important political figures of his own day though a man all but forgotten in ours . Simon kerry lansdowne the last great whig covering the entirety of lansdowne political life simon kerry brings out the inner lord lansdowne which was not readily seen by his contemporaries the lansdowne who almost single handled engineered the revolution in british foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century. Lansdowne has 2 ratings and 1 review jackie said lansdowne the last great whig by simon kerry is a meticulously researched biography of henry charle. The nearly man lansdowne the last great whig by simon kerry the 5th marquess of lansdownes life coincides with the victorian high point of the british empire and he had an enormous part in it
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