Charles Pelham Villiers: Aristocratic Victorian Radical

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This book provides the first biographical study of Charles Pelham Villiers (1802-1898), whose long UK parliamentary career spanned numerous government administrations under twenty different prime ministers. An aristocrat from a privileged background, Villiers was elected to Parliament as a Radical in 1835 and subsequently served the constituency of Wolverhampton for sixty-three years until his death in 1898. A staunch Liberal free trader throughout his life, Villiers played a pre-eminent role in the Anti-Corn Law League as ...

Charles Pelham Villiers: Aristocratic Victorian Radical 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138288355

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