E.J.Wilkins

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Born in London on 20th October 1784 he was the eldest of five children of Henry Temple and Mary Mee.

During his time in parliament, which began in 1805, he was a member of two political parties. The - Tory - party and the - Whig - party - (which became the Liberal Party)

His highly successful - political career - is too long to list here.

He served as Prime Minister for two terms, between 1855 and 1858, then from 1861 to 1865 - as a Whig.

He died at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday 18th October 1865, aged 80, just two days before his 81st birthday. He was the most recent British Prime Minister to die in office

It is said that his last words were, "Die, my dear Doctor. That is the last thing I shall do!"

He had hoped to be buried at Romsey Abbey, close to his home at - Broadlands -, but was given a State Funeral and was buried with Full Honours at Westminster Abbey.

He is one of only three British Prime Ministers to be awarded this honour. The others were The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) and The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

** If the coloured links on this page are unusual colours I apologise. I have no idea what's happened, it's been reported and will hopefully be fixed soon.**

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Multicoloured text fixed, thanks John :)
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Romsey


Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Born in London on 20th October 1784 he was the eldest of five children of Henry Temple and Mary Mee.

During his time in parliament, which began in 1805, he was a member of two political parties. The - Tory - party and the - Whig - party - (which became the Liberal Party)

His highly successful - political career - is too long to list here.

He served as Prime Minister for two terms, between 1855 and 1858, then from 1861 to 1865 - as a Whig.

He died at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday 18th October 1865, aged 80, just two days before his 81st birthday. He was the most recent British Prime Minister to die in office

It is said that his last words were, "Die, my dear Doctor. That is the last thing I shall do!"

He had hoped to be buried at Romsey Abbey, close to his home at - Broadlands -, but was given a State Funeral and was buried with Full Honours at Westminster Abbey.

He is one of only three British Prime Ministers to be awarded this honour. The others were The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) and The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

** If the coloured links on this page are unusual colours I apologise. I have no idea what's happened, it's been reported and will hopefully be fixed soon.**

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Multicoloured text fixed, thanks John :)
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comments (18)

Now there is a fine upstanding man Ellie. Love the last words!
EJWilkins: He certainly is, and without a cluttered background too! wink

Did you know he helped Florence Nightingale get to the Crimea?
Another lovely historical shot by Ellie smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Iain, hope you're still enjoying Hong Kong smile
I like the low angle
EJWilkins: Impossible to get any other Chantal, he's standing on a very high plinth in a very small pedestrian area wink
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Nov 2008, 09:29
Just to prove I read your words, there must be a bit of confusion over the DOB as that would make him 4 years old when he died ;o) Sounds like a man who didn't mince his words ;o)
EJWilkins: Aaargh, the dreaded typo-gremlin strikes again. Thanks for noticing it Mike - it's been fixed. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Nov 2008, 09:50
Love the last words......... I really like the stories that comes along with your images Ellie. I really like the angle of this image it makes it even more authoritative.
EJWilkins: He certainly was an authoritative man, did good things too, as well as some that were frowned upon but he took his job and the responsibility it carried very seriously. I imagine, from his 'last words', he might have been quite a nice person
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Nov 2008, 10:14
He sounds like a powerful man in English history.You have captured him very well
EJWilkins: He certainly was a powerful man Vintage
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands UK
  • 12 Nov 2008, 11:38
You have gone all psycodelic with your colours Ellie grin
How starnge.
The information is great as is the picture.
EJWilkins: I've no idea what's happened to all the colours for the links, it's most peculiar and incredibly bright. Shows how distracting things like that can be. I'm sure they'll fix it for me soon. wink
Well taken picture of this statue Ellie, I love the green colour the statue has taken on with age.
EJWilkins: It's rather nice isn't it, but I'm glad the living don't tend to take on that hue wink.
Funny how you can be Prime minister at 80 but most companies don't want to employ anybody over 50!
EJWilkins: Topsy turvey sort of world isn't it?
  • FLOOG
  • The tranquility of a contented soul
  • 12 Nov 2008, 13:32
My last words will be: "I told them I was ill"....

A really nice perspective, and a very fine statue. Very interesting accompanying words also smile
EJWilkins: You'll be copying Spike then , almost wink
Did you know .... http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/HB-34216/i-told-you-i-was-sick.htm
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location
  • 12 Nov 2008, 13:51
He looks very statesman like, Ellie.
EJWilkins: That's good, he'd have been pleased they represented him like that wink
Very nice capture Ellie. Thank you for the interesting information!
EJWilkins: Glad you enjoyed the reading as well as the looking Richard
It's the only thing we can be absolutely certain of ... but I'm not the first person to say that.
Very interesting Ellie. richard
EJWilkins: ... and you won't be the last! wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Nov 2008, 20:47
Your blog gives the best informations about English history...- very educative indeed! An imposant figure and impressive, important biography- ss I talked with my brother (historian) about him, he quoted another very good sentence:
"As the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity when he could say 'Civis Romanus Sum' [I am a Roman citizen], so also a British subject in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him against injustice and wrong."
EJWilkins: Oh goodness, what a compliment Philine. You're making be brush up on my Latin too.
Please say thank you to your brother.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Nov 2008, 22:51
Very colourful blog you have today tongue It looks like it is struck by the blue plague.

A nice picture and explanation to serve as memorial to the viscount.
EJWilkins: Ghastly isn't it Louis, I had hoped it was only my link that was showing the multicoloured page. I'm sure they'll fix it soon.
good composition and point of view
EJWilkins: Thanks Albert
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 13 Nov 2008, 09:57
Very imposing looking man.
Trying to play catch up night shift if knocking me around this moth.
I like the way he "points" at the "tower" in the background. An the last words....yes wink

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