This biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, whose life was dominated by politics, reflects the instability of political Victorian England and discusses Home Rule, Protectionism, grassroots Conservativism and Indian nationalism as well as his health, finances and uneasy personal life.
'This book offers exceptionally good value for money. Described as a "new assessment" it is both critical and fair.'
A.L. Rowse, The Field, May 1993
'Almost every Churchill scholar of note has contributed to this glittering collection of essays.'
'can be recommended to anyone interested in the politics of the twentieth century and in 'lives of great men' ... the Blake-Louis collection is particularly accessible and well-focused.'
Peter Madgwick, Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 3, July 1994