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History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume III

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In Volume III of Justin McCarthy's "History of Our Own Times," readers are treated to a comprehensive and detailed account of the period from the accession of Queen Victoria to the general election of 1880. McCarthy's historical narrative is both engaging and informative, providing insights into the political, social, and cultural developments of the time.

One of the strengths of this book is McCarthy's ability to bring historical figures and events to life, making them relatable and tangible to the reader. His writing is clear and accessible, with a keen eye for detail that adds depth and texture to the narrative.

Additionally, McCarthy's analysis of the political landscape during this period is insightful and thought-provoking. He delves into the various political movements and ideologies of the time, shedding light on the tensions and conflicts that shaped the era.

Overall, Volume III of "History of Our Own Times" is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Victorian history. McCarthy's writing is engaging, his research is thorough, and his insights are thought-provoking. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of this pivotal period in British history.

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Volume III of this history of Victorian Britain begins in 1856 with the gunboat diplomacy of the Second Opium War and then moves to the harrowing days of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. In June 1858, Benjamin Disraeli secures passage of the Jews Relief Act and Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild takes his seat in Parliament. Prince Albert dies after a short illness in December 1861, leaving a distraught and cloistered Queen. Lord Palmerston's diplomacy increases Britain's influence on the Continent, while the Civil War in America divides the country in surprising ways. Bismarck emerges and Prussia begins her ascent to power.

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