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Aristocratic Whig politics in early-Victorian Yorkshire : Lord Morpeth and his world

  title={Aristocratic Whig politics in early-Victorian Yorkshire : Lord Morpeth and his world},
  author={David Gent},
  • David Gent
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Political Science
This thesis explores the provincial life of George W. F. Howard (1802-64), 7th Earl of Carlisle, better known as the early-Victorian Whig aristocrat and politician Lord Morpeth. It challenges accounts which have presented Whiggery as metropolitan in ethos, by demonstrating that Morpeth strongly engaged with the county of Yorkshire as a politician, philanthropist and landlord. It provides the first dedicated account of how Whiggery operated, and was perceived, in a provincial setting. An… 
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