Palmerston, Henry John Temple, viscount, 1784-1865

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Palmerston, Henry John Temple, viscount, 1784-1865

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  • Palmerston, Henry John Temple, 3rd viscount, 1784-1865

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1784-1865

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, known popularly as Lord Palmerston, was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister in the mid-19th century. He was in government office almost continuously from 1807 until his death in 1865, beginning his parliamentary career as a Tory and concluding it as a Liberal. He is best remembered for his direction of British foreign policy through a period when Britain was at the height of its power, serving terms as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister.

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VIAF ID: 51698419 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27112?docPos=1 Accessed June 12, 2014.

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