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Benjamin Disraeli

 

... Because they believe that it will secure to us a highway to our Indian Empire and our dependencies, the people of England have from the first recognized the propriety and the wisdom of the step which we shall sanction tonight.”

Disraeli’s speech on the acquisition of the Suez Canal Shares, House of Commons, London, UK, Monday 21 February 1876

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, was born on 21 December 1804 and died on 19 April 1881. He was a British politician who served twice as Britain’s prime minister. For over thirty years his influence on British and indeed international politics was great and he is certainly regarded as a great orator of Victorian times. Before politics, Disraeli began writing novels primarily ...

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