John, first Earl Russell

Standard Name: Russell, John,,, first Earl
Used Form: Lord John Russell


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Friends, Associates Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
BBBD 's circle of friends at this period of her life, many of them entertained by herself and her husband at the Hoo but many whose relationship with her went back to long before her...
Literary responses Lady Rachel Russell
As love-letters, they made a great and immediate impression on their readers. Yet later this year Mary Russell Mitford wrote of LRR with dislike. Mitford found her heavy, preachy, and prosy. As a writer, she...
Occupation Mary Augusta Ward
In the wake of Robert Elsmere's success, MAW sought to prove the feasibility of the New Brotherhood which she had described in her novel through the foundation of a similar philanthropic organisation. As she...
Publishing Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ prepared two lectures that outlined her feminist principles: Sisters of Charity (1855) and The Communion of Labour (1856).
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press.
They took up the issues of female education and employment for women. The lectures were...
Publishing Lady Rachel Russell
The work appeared with an introduction Vindicating the Character of Lord Russel , Against Sir John Dalrymple , &c: LRR , that is, was seen as having historical rather than literary interest.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
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Textual Features Antonia Fraser
This book is character-driven in AF 's accustomed manner, featuring Whig reformers, Tory reactionaries, and those dubbed revolutionaries like Daniel O'Connell and William Cobbett . Its story opens in November 1831 with a famous pronouncement...
Textual Production Harriet Martineau
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
This book had a star-studded cast: sundry fashionable ladies, and notables like Byron , Shelley , Landor , Disraeli , the Duke of Wellington , Lord John Russell , Palmerston , and Sir Robert Peel .
Allibone, S. Austin, editor. A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased. Gale Research.


30 June 1846: Lord John Russell (a Whig or Liberal, later...

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30 June 1846

Lord John Russell (a Whig or Liberal, later created first Earl Russell) was invited to form the UK government following the resignation of Sir Robert Peel , a Conservative .

August 1846: The potato blight continued for a second...

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August 1846

The potato blight continued for a second season in Ireland; British aid was haphazard and limited, owing to parliament's adherence to policies of economic laissez-faire.

1 May 1851: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry...

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1 May 1851

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, the first world's fair, was opened by Queen Victoria in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park.

26 July 1858: Lord John Russell proposed a modified oath...

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26 July 1858

Lord John Russell proposed a modified oath for members of parliament, which would allow Lionel de Rothschild to take his seat as the first Jewish MP; Rothschild had been elected by the City of London...

July 1865: A general election was held in Britain; campaigning...

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July 1865

A general election was held in Britain; campaigning was rendered eventful by distress and unrest in industrial areas, and controversy over the prospect of a new Reform Bill.

29 October 1865: On the death of Palmerston, Lord Russell,...

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29 October 1865

On the death of Palmerston , Lord Russell , also a Liberal, became Prime Minister for the second time.


Moore, Thomas. Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore. Editor John, first Earl Russell, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853.