In June 1850 the House of Commons began what A. J. P. Taylor would later describe as ‘the greatest debate on the principles of foreign policy in our parliamentary records’. The challenges facing Britain in the middle of the nineteenth …
David Brown is Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
He has published widely on nineteenth century British history and his books include Palmerston: A Biography (published by Yale in 2010) and Palmerston and the Politics of Foreign Policy, 1846-55 (Manchester University Press, 2002).
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