The Duel: Castlereagh, Canning and Deadly Cabinet Rivalry

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The fateful duel of 1809 between Lord Castlereagh and George Canning is one of the great puzzles of 19th-century British politics. What made these two titans of the political scene - close colleagues and both highly effective members of the Cabinet - draw arms against each other? Canning was Foreign Secretary while Castlereagh was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies: what were they thinking on that ominous morning and what was important enough to provoke two Cabinet ministers to such extraordinary behaviour? This ...

The Duel: Castlereagh, Canning and Deadly Cabinet Rivalry 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845115937

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