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The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence between the Years 1837 and 1861 Volume 3, 1854-1861   By: (1819-1901)

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THE LETTERS OF QUEEN VICTORIA

A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence between the Years 1837 and 1861

Published by Authority of His Majesty The King

Edited by

ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON, M.A. and VISCOUNT ESHER, G.C.V.O., K.C.B.

In Three Volumes

VOL. III. 1854 1861

London John Murray, Albemarle Street, W. 1908

Copyright in Great Britain and Dependencies, 1907, by H.M. THE KING.

In the United States by Messrs LONGMANS, GREEN & CO.

All rights reserved.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER XXIII

1854 PAGES The Eastern Question Attack on the Prince The French alliance The Orleans family The Reform Bill The Baltic command The British ultimatum Departure of the Guards War declared Cabinet dissensions Austrian interests The Sultan Prussian policy Marshal St Arnaud Invasion of the Principalities Separation of Departments The Russian loan Debates on the War Prince Albert and the Emperor Napoleon The Crimea Battle of the Alma Maharajah Dhuleep Singh Attack on Sebastopol Battle of Inkerman Death of Sir G. Cathcart A hurricane Lord John Russell and the Premiership Miss Nightingale's mission 1 62

CHAPTER XXIV

1855

Peace proposals The Four Points Offer of the Garter to the Premier Sufferings of the troops in the Crimea Resignation of Lord John The Queen's disapproval Lord Palmerston as Leader The Ministry defeated Lord Derby sent for Lord Palmerston and the Leadership Lord Derby's failure Lord Lansdowne consulted Lord John sent for Disappointment of Lord John Lord Palmerston to be Premier Intervention of Lord Aberdeen The new Cabinet The Vienna Conference Resignation of the Peelites Death of the Czar Lord Panmure at the War Office Negotiations at Vienna Visit of the Emperor Russia and the Black Sea Estimate of the Emperor Retirement of Canrobert Death of Lord Raglan General Simpson in command Lord John resigns Battle of the Tchernaya Visit to Paris At the tomb of Bonaparte Fall of Sebastopol Life Peerages Prince Frederick William of Prussia Offer to Lord Stanley France and Austria Visit of the King of Sardinia 63 157

CHAPTER XXV

1856

The Conference The Queen's determination Russia accepts the terms Sardinia and the Conference Protection of neutrals The Crimean enquiry Incorporation of Oudh Canning succeeds Dalhousie Unclouded horizon in India Future of the Principalities Birth of the Prince Imperial The Princess Royal The Treaty of Paris End of the War Garter for Lord Palmerston The Title of Prince Consort Position of the Queen's husband Retirement of Lord Hardinge Appointment of the Duke of Cambridge Lord Granville's mission Coronation of the Czar A Royal proposal Russian procrastination Death of Lord Hardinge The Archduke Maximilian Affair of Neuch√Ętel Death of Prince Charles of Leiningen Dispute with the United States 158 222

CHAPTER XXVI

1857

The China War Position of Parties Defeat of the Government The General Election The Divorce Bill Betrothal of Princess Charlotte of Belgium The Indian Mutiny Delhi Cawnpore Marriage of Princess Charlotte Visit of the Emperor Napoleon Death of Sir Henry Lawrence Condition of Lucknow Sir Colin Campbell Reinforcement of Lucknow Death of the Duchesse de Nemours Crisis in the City Future Government of India Clemency of Lord Canning Death of Havelock 223 260

CHAPTER XXVII

1858

Marriage of Princess Royal The Orsini attentat The Conspiracy Bill Resignation of the Government Lord Derby summoned The new Cabinet Trial of Bernard The Emperor and the Carbonari Capture of Lucknow Confirmation of the Prince of Wales The second India Bill The Oudh Proclamation Lord Ellenborough's despatch A crisis Lord Derby's despatch Lord Aberdeen consulted Prerogative of Dissolution Collapse of the attack Views of Sir James Outram Offer to Mr Gladstone Purification of the Thames Visit to Cherbourg British Columbia The Ionian Islands The Princess Royal in Prussia The India Office Lord Canning's Proclamation Napoleon and Italy 261 306

CHAPTER XXVIII

1859

The Emperor Napoleon and M... Continue reading book >>


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