Bew delivers a strong apology in defense of the Byronic criticism which has so long hurt Castlereagh's legacy. During the campaign for the Act of Union, both Castlereagh and Cornwallis had, in good faith, forwarded informal assurances they had received from Pitt's Cabinet to the that they would be allowed to sit in Parliament. Hardly is a figure more maligned in British history than Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the and see a list of open tasks. If you have an account, consider moving the images so other language Wikipedias can benefit from the images. If my supposition is correct Limavady would perhaps be best removed from the table. A true historian acquires the data, distills it, edits and then finally cites his sources.
He writes for the Irish Times, London Review of Books, Spectator, Parliamentary Brief, Standpoint and Times Higher Education Supplement. Ireland's Robespierre -- New light -- Thw Whig world -- English head, Irish heart -- Caesar in Ireland? Although a reformer, Castlereagh detested the extremism of the French Revolution, which appealed to other Irish patriots who never forgave his suppression of the 1798 uprising and support of the 1801 union with Britain. It was complicated, violent time in Europe and Castlereagh navigated it better than anyone. Nevertheless, the book is a significant contribution to Irish history and British foreign relations. It is a great testament to his skills as a scholar and writer that he manages to do so with such aplomb. Prior to the Right to Burial Act of 1823, a suicide was denied a Christian burial and, until the Abolition of Forfeiture Act of 1870, his property was forfeited to the Crown. The was part of the final deal offered to in 1814.
In 1790, Stewart was elected as a for in one of the most expensive elections in Irish history. However, in 1919 diplomatic historians recommended his wise policies of 1814—1815 to the British delegation to the peace conferences that ended the First World War. He left Cambridge due to an extended illness, and after returning to Ireland did not pursue further formal education. I don't see that wp:commonname supersedes wp:ncroy, and this way seems to be the case elsewhere. The table lists him as having been elected to represent Limavady in 1798 - I suspect though he never took up this seat as at the same time he was re-elected to County Down. He challenged Canning to a , which Canning accepted. A shrewd diplomat, he is credited with being one of the first great practitioners of Realpolitik and its cold-eyed and calculating view of the relations between nations.
His son was backed, as he had been, by Whigs and. He is usually called Lord Castlereagh rather than Lord Londonderry because he held the former title so long and the latter title so briefly; furthermore to avoid confusion with his father, who also was Robert Stewart, Lord Londonderry. If it is a quote, state who said it and put quotation marks around the quoted sentences. From the , however, he sat in the British as an. But he was in no position to steer Irish policy nor could he object to the inevitable departure of Fitzwilliam, especially as the person appointed to replace Fitzwilliam was the brother of Stewart's step-mother, , who had recently succeed as 2nd Earl Camden.
He also shows how the immediate aftermath of the Napoleonic wars maintained structures that governed the relative peace of nineteenth century Europe and pointed the way to an utterly unpeaceful twentieth century. If you have any questions let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Author John Bew really captures the man and his times superbly. To clarify in case the subject comes up again. And yet, some of Castlereagh's political opponents were gracious in their epigrams. Over the course of his career, he crushed an Irish rebellion and abolished the Irish parliament, imprisoned his former friends, created the largest British army in history, and redrew the map of Europe. I've looked over the changes made and I'm pleased to say that I think it's in a much better state.
Skillfully balancing the dimensions of Castlereagh's intellectual life with his Irish heritage, Bew's definitive work brings Castleragh alive in all his complexity, variety, and depth. This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's. But as an example of the perverse prejudices of the era, Castlereagh, who might have been especially competent in this delicate and demanding office because he was an Irishman, was also ineligible to represent the Crown in Ireland because he was an Irishman, even though this Irishman was grandson of an English Marquess, great-grandson of an English Duke and son-in-law of an English Earl. John Bew, the author, with his well-researched book, has provided me with a fine history of Castlereagh and, indirectly, to a better understanding of the political antecedents to some of the stresses within today's European Union. I believe the article currently meets the majority of the criteria and should remain listed as a. At a shift in the composition of , Castlereagh accepted the offer to enter the Cabinet as , where he mediated bitter disputes between the , , and the of the , smoothing quarrels while generally supporting Lord Wellesley's policies. Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny.
It is a great testament to his skills as a scholar and writer that he manages to do so with such aplomb. Bew leans over backward to rehabilitate his subject, an aloof character unpopular during his lifetime even in England, despite his greatness as a statesman. Three years later, in 1812, Castlereagh returned to the government, this time as Foreign Secretary, a role in which he served for the next ten years. As a non-representative Irish peer, Londonderry was eligible to sit in the House of Commons though he had to leave his Irish seat and instead be elected to an English seat. In 1794, Stewart married a daughter of , a former 1762—65 and 1776—80. Certainly Down should be there.
The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment. In 1794, partly as a result of the promotion of Stewart's interests by his Camden connections, he was offered the Government-controlled seat of in Cornwall, where he was elected to the on a similar platform of reform principles and support for Pitt, on whose side he sat in Westminster. It includes personal details of his life that answered many questions for me as to his personality, his relationship with his wife, etc. See Leigh, Castlereagh, Ch 4. In 2013 he became the Henry A. It is hard to see what John Bew has added to our understanding of Castlereagh's career that was not already addressed by previous biographers.