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The Life and Work of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G.

The Life and Work of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G.
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108075565

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  • In the preface to this three-volume work of 1886, Edwin Hodder (1837–1904) writes that the seventh earl of Shaftesbury 'resisted every appeal that was made to him to allow his biography to be written'. In the end, he succumbed to the inevitable, and shared with Hodder, a professional author, both his archives and his memories. Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1801–85) was an evangelical Christian with a profound sense of the duty owed by the aristocracy to their country and to the less fortunate. He first came to prominence as the leader of the parliamentary campaign for shorter working hours, which led to the Factory Act of 1833. He also worked strenuously on behalf of miners, child chimney-sweeps, cotton spinners, and lunatics. Entering the House of Lords on his father's death, he extended his activities, especially towards the homeless and destitute of London, becoming the best-known philanthropist of his age.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108075565
    • length: 1658 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 2.09kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Ancestry and home
    2. Childhood and early years
    3. 1828–33
    4. Italy, 1833
    5. 1834–8
    6. 1838–9
    7. Scotland, 1839
    8. 1840
    9. 1841
    10. 1842
    11. 1843. Volume 2:
    12. 1844
    13. 1845
    14. 1846
    15. 1847–50, the Ten Hours Bill
    16. 1847
    17. 1848
    18. 1849
    19. 1850–1
    20. 1851 (June)–2
    21. 1853
    22. 1854–5. Volume 3:
    23. The inner life
    24. 1856–8
    25. 1859–60
    26. 1861–3
    27. 1864–5
    28. Lord Palmerston and church appointments
    29. 1866–7
    30. 1868–9
    31. 1870–1
    32. The shadow of death, 1872
    33. 1873–5
    34. 1876–8
    35. 1879–82
    36. Word and work, 1874–84
    37. Last years, 1883–5

  • Author

    Edwin Hodder

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