Dilke

Dilke

Sir Charles Dilke was born in 1843 and died in 1911. His career is one of the mysteries and tragedies of nineteenth-century history.

In the summer of 1885 he was the youngest man in the outgoing cabinet and Gladstone's most likely successor as leader of the Liberal Party. But his great expectations were shattered when in July 1885 Donald Crawford, a Liberal candidate, began divorce proceedings against his twenty-two-year-old wife, citing Dilke as co-respondent. There… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 538 pages

Language: English


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