Reference Entry

Disraeli, Benjamin, earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881), prime minister and novelist

Jonathan P. Parry

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/7689

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Disraeli in the 1820s | Widening horizons, 1830-1832 | Towards parliament and marriage | Political career, 1837-1846 | The background to Disraeli's political views | Views on Jewishness and Englishness | Views on the crisis of the 1840s and the need for leadership | Views on toryism, protection, empire, and practical politics | Hughenden and protectionism, 1846-1852 | The 1852 government | Strategies in the 1850s | Opposition, 1859-1866; the religious problem in Britain and elsewhere | The 1867 Reform Act | Disraeli's first premiership, 1868 | In opposition, 1868-1874 | Disraeli's second premiership: domestic affairs, 1874-1876 | The problem of Europe, 1874-1876 | An assertive Eastern policy, 1877-1878 | 'Imperialism', 1876-1880 | The 1880 election defeat | The last year | Papers and editions | Portraiture | Disraeli in history | Concluding assessment

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Subjects: biography ; history

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