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The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)

A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852

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Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 172,117 / 513 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 419
Added to site: 2008.02.04
mnybks.net#: 19950
Genre: History
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attractive to some readers than those which preceded them, for they relate to less dissipated and distracted times; but they are, I think, more instructive because they are marked by a deeper insight into political history.

In conclusion, I may remark that the present publication embraces a period of fourteen years, extending from the accession of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1837 to the coup d'état of Napoleon III. in 1851. The latest events recorded in these pages are separated from us by an interval of about thirty-four years. The occurrences which took place after the close of 1851, the subsequent establishment of the Imperial power in France, the formation of the Cabinet of Lord Aberdeen, followed in 1853 by the Crimean War, mark an important epoch in the history of this country and of Europe. I have therefore thought that this date is the appropriate conclusion of this portion of the work. Mr. Greville continued his Journal for nine years more, until the close of 1860, though in

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