The Radical Lord Radnor: The Public Life of Viscount Folkestone, Third Earl of Radnor (1779-1869)

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U of Minnesota Press, Mar 11, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 218 pages

The Radical Lord Radnor was first published in 1977. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The third Earl of Radnor, born William Pleydell-Bouverie, served in the British House of Commons for twenty-seven years (1801–1828) as Viscount Folkestone and in the House of Lords for twenty years (1828–1848). Although he was a great hereditary landowner, Lord Radnor was the most radical nobleman to serve in Parliament in the first half of the nineteenth century. In this political biography, Professor Huch traces Lord Radnor's entire parliamentary career.

 

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Contents

Background and Political Philosophy
3
Early Years in the House of Commons 18011809
17
Mary Anne Clarke and the Revival of Radicalism
42
A Simple Case of Being Duped by a Woman
56
Disillusionment and a Desire to Quit Parliament
70
Return to Action 18161818
84
Getting Nowhere 18191827
97
Reform Bill Politics 18301834
109
The New Poor Law and Making It Work 18341839
132
The Aristocracys Adam Smith 18391848
148
Epilogue
166
Notes
173
Bibliography
189
Index
199
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Ronald K. Huch is Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University.

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