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Prof Jonathan Parry

Prof Jonathan Parry

Jonathan Parry is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of four books and many articles on nineteenth-century British political history, focusing particularly on Liberalism and the Liberal party. His most recent book, The Politics of Patriotism, examined the relation between domestic politics, foreign policy and national identity in the period 1830-86, and his current project is on British attitudes to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East in the nineteenth century. He has also written extensively on Benjamin Disraeli.

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

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Benjamin Disraeli remains one of the most intriguing of British prime ministers. Born into a Jewish middle-class family, he became famous through his novels and self-publicity, and eventually achieved high political office after many failures. Opinions differ about his achievements, …