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Politics of the 4th Duke of Newcastle

The 4th Duke of Newcastle

Henry P.F.Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne (1785-1851) was one of the most prominent figures of his age.  He maintained a regular personal diary between 1822 and 1850, a period of momentous political change in Britain.

This resource uses these diaries and other primary sources to illustrate three important themes from this 'Age of Reform':


  • Three themes illustrated by diaries and documents from the 'Age of Reform'
  • Full-size images of the duke's diaries with embedded transcripts
  • Full-size images of other related materials with transcripts
  • Commentary explaining the significance of these materials
  • Extensive supporting resources

Terms of Use and Credits

This site was developed by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham, in close collaboration with Dr Richard Gaunt of the University’s School of History, who advised on project scope, provided oversight of its academic quality, and contributed content in the form of both transcriptions from original documents and background or interpretative materials. 

The first two themes were published in September 2005 and the third theme was published in September 2006.


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