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A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II   By: (1790-1871)

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A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II is an enlightening and thought-provoking piece of historical literature written by Edward Law Ellenborough. Spanning over two years, this diary offers a firsthand account of the political landscape during a period of great significance in British and international affairs. Though lacking a catchy or descriptive title, the value of this book lies within its contents.

Ellenborough, a prominent lawyer and politician, provides readers with a unique perspective on the events and issues of the time. His extensive knowledge and keen observations make for an engaging narrative that sheds light on the challenges, triumphs, and controversies of this remarkable era. From his intricate discussions on political maneuverings to his personal reflections on significant figures, Ellenborough offers a captivating glimpse into history.

The author's writing style is both elegant and accessible, allowing readers from all backgrounds to delve into the intricacies of political life in the 19th century. Ellenborough's attention to detail makes the diary feel authentic, as if readers are witnessing the events unfold firsthand. Furthermore, his candid insights and unfiltered opinions add a layer of authenticity that many historical narratives lack.

One of the notable strengths of this book is the way it seamlessly weaves together the macro and micro aspects of politics. While discussing key events, such as the tumultuous passing of the Reform Act of 1832 or tensions between Britain and other nations, Ellenborough never loses sight of the individuals involved. Whether it be his interactions with fellow politicians or his assessment of public sentiment, he manages to humanize even the most complex political landscapes.

However, this diary does have its limitations. The lack of context and background information surrounding certain events assumes a certain level of familiarity with the period. While this may not hinder those well-versed in 19th-century history, it can be a barrier for readers seeking a more comprehensive understanding. Additionally, a lack of editorial commentary or explanatory notes could leave some readers wanting more interpretation and analysis.

Despite these minor shortcomings, A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II remains an invaluable resource for historians, political enthusiasts, and anyone curious about this pivotal period. Ellenborough's honest and insightful entries provide an insider's perspective, making it a must-read for those seeking to deepen their understanding of early 19th-century politics. This engaging diary is undoubtedly a treasure trove of historical accounts that deserves recognition for its illuminating contributions to the field.

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LONDON RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, NEW BURLINGTON STREET Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen 1881


April 1, 1829.

The Duke of Wellington wrote to the King to ask if he had any objection to raising the galleries. He had none. So we sent for Sir T. Tyrwhit, and had him at the Cabinet dinner to ask him whether he could fix the galleries by four to morrow. He said No . So we must do as we can.

Forty foreigners applied for seats to day after four o'clock.

In the House I made the second reading of the Bills an order of the day at the desire of Lord Malmesbury and Lord Grey. It is more formal so, but the second reading might have been equally well moved without it.

Lord Grey said a few words on presenting a petition expressing a hope to be convinced on the subject of the Franchise Bill, but laying ground for voting against it. Lord Malmesbury likewise expressed himself against it. We shall be hard pushed on this Bill. The Duke says we have 122 sure votes and no more upon it.

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