Seen at its inception in December 1852 as a distillation of political talent, the Aberdeen Coalition held office for just two years and one month. It was brought down in January 1855 by allegations of gross military mismanagement in the …
Professor Angus Hawkins
Angus Hawkins is a Professor of Modern British History at Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His recent publications include The Forgotten Prime Minister: the 14th Earl of Derby, published in two volumes by Oxford University Press, as well as articles on coalition government and by-elections during the Victorian period.
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