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Russell, John [formerly Lord John Russell], first Earl Russell (1792-1878), prime minister and author

John Prest

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/24325
Russell, John [formerly Lord John Russell], first Earl Russell (1792-1878), prime minister and author

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Education | A thorough whig | Political apprenticeship | The Great Reform Act | The condition of Ireland | The Lichfield House compact | The Melbourne administration, 1835-1841 | Peel's ministry, 1841-1846 | Prime minister, 1846-1852 | Achievement | Quarrels with colleagues, 1852-1859 | Foreign secretary, 1859-1865 | Prime minister, 1865-1866 | Final years, 1866-1878 | Historical reputation

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Subjects: biography ; history

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