Salisbury: Victorian Titan
At six years of age, Robert Cecil, the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was sent to a brutal boarding school he likened to “an existence among devils.” By 23, he was a member of the British Parliament. And before his death at age 73 in 1903, he would spend nearly two decades as Britain’s Prime Minister, single-mindedly driving the British Empire to extend its iron grip to five continents. This multiple award-winning biography sheds uncompromising light on Lord Salisbury’s troubled family life, his transformational experiences in Australia, India, and Africa, and his dogged pursuit of political power in the court of Queen Victoria.
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Review: Salisbury: Victorian TitanUser Review - Alasdair Peterson - Goodreads
Fantastic account of the life and times of Lord Salisbury, one of the true characters of the late Victorian era; one of Britain's longest serving Prime Ministers; and a true Tory Titan. Though the ... Read full review
Review: Salisbury: Victorian TitanUser Review - Sarah Harkness - Goodreads
It took a long time, but it was well worth the read...I picked this book up because I was fascinated by the references to Salisbury's character in Margaret Macmillan's "The War that ended the Peace ... Read full review