`The most significant book on Victorian politics in half a century. ' Professor John Charmley, University of East Anglia
`This, the first full-length biography of Derby to be written with access to the archives, will be the only one needed this century... The next volume is eagerly awaited. ' Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Times
About the Author
Angus Hawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the History Faculty at the University of Oxford, Director of International Programmes in Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education, and Fellow and Bursar of Kellogg College, Oxford. He has published numerous books on Victorian politics, including Parliament, Party and the Art of Politics in Britain, 1855-1859 and British Party Politics, 1852-1886 and has won a number of prizes including the Gladstone Memorial Prize and the McCann Award.