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Edward Stanley Gallery

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Choose from 28 pictures in our Edward Stanley collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, politician and statesman, 1881 Featured Print

Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, politician and statesman, 1881

Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, politician and statesman, 1881. Stanley (1826-1893) first entered parliament in 1848 as a Conservative member for King's Lynn. In 1852 his father, the 14th Earl of Derby became Prime Minister, and appointed Stanley Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs. In subsequent administrations presided over by the Earl of Derby Stanley served as Colonial Secretary and Foreign Secretary. In 1869 his father died and Stanley became the 15th Earl. He served as Foreign Secretary again under Disraeli, but by 1880, increasingly at odds with the foreign policy position of the Conservative party, he opted to join the Liberals. Gladstone made Stanley leader of the Liberals in the House of Lords, and Colonial Secretary in 1882-1885. In 1886 however, disagreeing with Gladstone's position on Irish Home Rule, the Earl of Derby left the Liberal party to join the Liberal Unionists, leading the party in the Lords until he retired form politics in 1889. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883)

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The Real Ugly Rush, 1859 Featured Print

The Real Ugly Rush, 1859

The Real Ugly Rush, 1859. When Disraeli introduced his Reform Bill to the House, it caused trouble for his own party even before its defeat brought the Government down. Mr Henley and Mr Walpole were both seasoned politicians - in fact Walpole was Home Secretary. Both men retired from the Derby ministry in protest at the Bill's introduction. Mr Henley predicted that there would be an ugly rush on the part of the People should there now be any reduction in the proposed extension of the franchise. The phrase was used in a parliamentary sense by Mr Punch who said that the real ugly rush would be that of the rival parties and politicians for the Treasury Bench. This cartoon shows a Keystone Cops scene of various key political figures jammed in a doorway, jostling and pushing to be the first one through. At the front are John Bright with the eyeglass, the tiny Lord Russell and the smooth Palmerston. Behind can be seen Lord Derby's crown and, on the right, Disraeli trying to squirm through. From Punch, or the London Charivari, April 30, 1859

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