By John Bew
The top political biography of the yr' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator
'Wonderful . . . A existence so approximately whole it want by no means be written back' Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement
By the writer of the Orwell Prize-winning Citizen Clem
Damned in coruscating verse by way of Shelley and Byron, his coffin hissed at in the course of his funeral, Lord Castlereagh has one of many blackest reputations in British historical past. yet as John Bew indicates, this can be yet a half-drawn portrait. His gripping biography finds a shy, inarticulate yet passionate guy; a towering political determine of implacable ideas who redrew the map of Europe, fought a duel with a cupboard colleague and may tragically take his personal existence amid rumours of scandal and madness.
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