By J Lee Thompson
While Alfred Milner (1854-1925) used to be knighted, he took as his motto Communis Patria, 'patriotism for our universal country'. by way of this he intended the broader patriotism of the British Empire, the furthering of which he made his life's paintings. this is often the 1st learn of Milner to take his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its fundamental subject. His profession is tested as a complete, from the genesis of his imperial ideology at Oxford, via his time as excessive Commissioner in South Africa through the Boer struggle, to his days as Minister of battle throughout the ultimate seven months of the 1st global conflict. Famously, Milner propagated his principles via his 'kindergarten', a bunch of like-minded younger male acolytes. during this interesting ebook, J Lee Thompson additionally discovers a gaggle of younger woman supporters of his imaginative and prescient. This ebook is predicated on huge basic study in data within the united kingdom, North the United States and South Africa.
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19 At Sandringham, Milner had a ‘pleasant, sociable talk’ with the Prince of Wales, who had been ‘anxious’ to see him.
16 In August 1890, Julius Blum, the Under-secretary of State for Finance, decided to return to his family bank, the Credit Anstalt in Vienna. 17 Despite Riaz’s wish to have a non-European in the position and French objections to an Englishman replacing the Austrian Blum, Baring saw to it that Milner received the promotion. 18 Official etiquette required that Milner travel to Alexandria to give personal thanks for the appointment to the Khedive, whom he found ‘very friendly, though not exactly cordial’.
7 Theoretically only one of the numerous diplomatic envoys resident in Cairo, Baring succeeded Sir Edward Malet as Agent and remained the centre of British rule for twenty-four years. He arrived in September 1883 from India, where he had spent most of the previous decade, first as private secretary to his cousin Lord Northbrook during his term as Viceroy and then as financial advisor to Northbrook’s successor, Lord Ripon. Baring had been selected by the Gladstone government because of his experience, which included two years as Britain’s representative on the Caisse, but also because he was considered a safe ‘anti-jingo’ Liberal.
A Wider Patriotism: Alfred Milner and the British Empire (Empires in Perspective) by J Lee Thompson