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FROM THE RIGHT Hon. JOHN BRIGHT'S SPEECH AT

BIRMINGHAM : It is a great misfortune that the history of our country that is pearest our own times young men are least acquainted with. It is not written in histories that were read at school, and they are not old enough, as I am old enough, to remember almost every political fact since the great Reform Bill of 1832. I wish young men would read some history of this period. A neighbour and a friend of mine, a most intelligent and accomplished clergyman-Mr. Molesworth-has published a work, being a political history of England from the year 1830—that is, from the first Reform Bill-until within the last two or three years : a book honestly written, in which facts are plainly-and I believe truly-stated, and a work which would give great information to all the young men of the country, if they could be prevailed upon to read it.”

THE

HISTORY OF

OF ENGLAND

FROM THE YEAR 1830-1874.

BY

WILLIAM NASSAU MOLESWORTH, M.A.

VICAR OF SPOTLAND, ROCHDALE ;
AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF THE REFORM BILL OF MDCCCXXXII," ETC.

NEW EDITION,

VOL. III.

LONDON:
CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1874.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

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Characteristics of the period Defeat and Resignation of the

under consideration

1 Government.

Retreat of the Russians from Disorder in the War adminis-

the Danubian provinces 2 tration
Efforts made to prevent a re-

The Duke of Newcastle

course to arms

3 The new Government

Transport of Troops

3 Lord Palmerston

Lord Raglan and Marshal St. Withdrawal of the Peelites from

Arnaud

4 the Ministry

Ultimatum

Death of the Czar

Landing at Eupatoria

Scarcity of Food

Desperate Resolution of Prince Report of Mr. Roebuck's Com-

Mentschikoff

9 mittee

Ineffectual Bombardment of Visit of the Emperor and Em

Sebastopol

10

press of the French

Battles of Balaclava and Inker- Annual Financial Statement

11 Lord John Russell's Resigna-

Miss Florence Nightingale 13

tion

The Hurricane.

14

Speech of Prince Albert .

The Army wintering in the The Hyde-park Riots

Crimea

16 Death of Lord Raglan

Opening of the Session of 1854 16 Prorogation of Parliament.

Another Reform Bill

17

Operations in the Baltic.

Mr. Gladstone's Budget

20 Operations before Sebastopol

The Reform-Club Dinner 22

Capture of the Mamelon

Declaration of War

24 Unsuccessful Altack on the

Departure of the Baltic Fleet. 25 Malakoff

, &c.

The prosecution of the War in Battle of Traktir Bridge

the Crimea

27

The Navy in the Black Sea and

The Patriotic Fund

29 the Sea of Azoff

Winter Session of Parliament.

30

Capture of the Malakoff

The Earl of Derby and the Duke Evacuation of the southern

of Newcastle

31 side of Sebastopol by the

Return of the Baltic Fleet. 32 Russians

Complaints of Neglect and Mal- Kars

administration.

34 Peace

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