History Creator / EarlRussell

14th May '16 11:49:14 AM nombretomado
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John Russell [[KnightFever 1st Earl Russell, KG GCMG PC]], known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was an English Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. He was canny in opposition but had difficulty keeping his party together.

He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than UsefulNotes/HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.

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John Russell [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever 1st Earl Russell, KG GCMG PC]], known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was an English Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. He was canny in opposition but had difficulty keeping his party together.

He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than UsefulNotes/HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.
27th Jan '16 4:42:38 AM Morgenthaler
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During this time he was, along with UsefulNotes/TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone).

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During this time he was, along with UsefulNotes/TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone).
25th May '15 9:33:27 PM karstovich2
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His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was Creator/BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) Earl is a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates for the abolition of the House of Lords and is considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor...

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His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was Creator/BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) 6th Earl is was a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates advocated for the abolition of the House of Lords Lords, and is was considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party.Party before his untimely death at the age of 45; his brother, the 7th Earl, is less radical, but was still a Liberal Democrat candidate for the London Assembly in 2012. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor...
24th Jan '15 11:02:42 PM Adept
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He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than UsefulNotes/HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.

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He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[TheHouseOfStuart [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than UsefulNotes/HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.



His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was Creator/BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) Earl is a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates for the abolition of the House of Lords and is considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to TheHouseOfTudor...

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His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was Creator/BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) Earl is a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates for the abolition of the House of Lords and is considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to TheHouseOfTudor...UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor...
18th Nov '14 4:33:29 AM Patachou
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He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.

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He came from the bluest of BlueBlood in 19th-century Britain; his father was the Duke of Bedford, a [[KnightFever title]] established in the time of [[TheHouseOfStuart Queen Anne]], as a kind of promotion from the previous title of Earl of Bedford (granted to an ancestor for being a close advisor to none other than HenryVIII).UsefulNotes/HenryVIII). As a younger son, however, he had no title of his own; he earned the earldom for his service to the Crown, thank you.
1st Oct '14 10:05:26 PM mlsmithca
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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew UsefulNotes/BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.

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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew UsefulNotes/BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.



After a short-lived minority Conservative government under TheEarlOfDerby, Russell brought the Whigs into a new coalition government with (ironically) the Peelite Conservatives.

During this time he was, along with TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone).

When Palmerston died in late 1865, Russell again became Prime Minister. His premiership was short and even more annoying than his first term had been, much of what he wanted to do was later done by TheEarlOfDerby and Creator/BenjaminDisraeli. Then his grip on the party failed again, the party split and he retired for good.

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After a short-lived minority Conservative government under TheEarlOfDerby, UsefulNotes/TheEarlOfDerby, Russell brought the Whigs into a new coalition government with (ironically) the Peelite Conservatives.

During this time he was, along with TheViscountPalmerston, UsefulNotes/TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone).

When Palmerston died in late 1865, Russell again became Prime Minister. His premiership was short and even more annoying than his first term had been, much of what he wanted to do was later done by TheEarlOfDerby UsefulNotes/TheEarlOfDerby and Creator/BenjaminDisraeli. Then his grip on the party failed again, the party split and he retired for good.
24th Aug '14 9:41:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew Creator/BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.

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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew Creator/BonarLaw, UsefulNotes/BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.
24th Aug '14 9:37:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.

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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew BonarLaw, Creator/BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.
24th Aug '14 9:17:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) Earl is a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates for the abolition of the House of Lords and is considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to TheHouseOfTudor...

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His grandson, the 3rd Earl Russell, was BertrandRussell, Creator/BertrandRussell, the philosopher and pacifist; he and his wife actually raised Bertrand and his older brother Frank after their parents died young. The Earls Russell have since become something of a curiosity among the Peerage, as seemingly congenitally attached to the Left as most peers are to the Right; the current (6th) Earl is a Labour councillor in [[UsefulNotes/OneLondonThirtyThreeBoroughs Waltham Forest]], advocates for the abolition of the House of Lords and is considered to be on the ''left'' wing of the Labour Party. Strange indeed for a family that can trace itself back to an Earldom established for loyalty to TheHouseOfTudor...
26th Jun '14 5:48:55 AM LongLiveHumour
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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.

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He is one of only five university-educated British Prime Ministers to have not attended [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford or Cambridge]] (the others being the Earl of Bute, Andrew BonarLaw, NevilleChamberlain and GordonBrown).UsefulNotes/GordonBrown). Like Brown, he attended the University of Edinburgh, although unlike Brown he didn't get a degree.



During this time he was, along with TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young WilliamGladstone).

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During this time he was, along with TheViscountPalmerston, instrumental about getting Britain into TheCrimeanWar, but the incompetence of the leadership led to the destruction of his government and Palmerston formed a new government. Although Russell was initially included, he did not get on well with his former subordinate, and temporarily retired from politics in 1855, focusing on writing. In the meantime, the Peelites joined the Whigs and became the Liberal Party, bringing considerable talents with them (among them a young WilliamGladstone).
UsefulNotes/WilliamGladstone).
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