The last Whig, or the English chronicles of Sir Edward Grey
This book is dedicated to the life of Edward Grey – English politician and diplomat from the beginning of the 20th century. This is the first book about Edward Grey published in Russian. Edward Grey’s biography is described within the wide context of Britain’s general history and her foreign policy in the last quarter of the 19th and the first quarter of the 20th centuries. The protagonist’s life almost completely fits into this period – from the British Empire’s heyday to the start of its downturn. It also encompasses when Britain’s’ liberal party, with Edward Grey being one of its most prominent representatives, made its short but intensive journey from having a lead role in British politics to its decline. The book is also interesting because Edward Grey’s eleven years at the head of the Foreign Office have remained the only bright period in the long history of Anglo-Russian relations when truly good-hearted and friendly relations were formed between the two countries. Something like this was never before seen in England and Russia’s history, nor has it been seen again since Grey left politics.
The book is aimed at professional historians and all those interested in England’s history and in international relations.
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