- Benjamin, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldDizzy, 1804–81, British statesman and novelist: prime minister 1868, 1874–80.
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But the essence of Disraeli's genius as a courtier was his ability to make it all about her.
Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."
In the dusty corridors of power, Disraeli was an exotic orchid whose drag enlivened many a boring wet Monday.Benjamin Disraeli: Dead Cool
September 30, 2009
Such are the f-stops on what Disraeli called “the greasy pole.”Obama's Awkward Group Photo
November 17, 2008
Mr. Disraeli, in the Commons, moved the rejection of the bill.
July 4, 1864, Mr. Disraeli brought forward his motion of "no confidence."
Mr. Disraeli's motion was lost, and the ministry was sustained.
"A makeshift budget" was introduced by Mr. Disraeli and passed.
Mr. Disraeli was severely sarcastic at the expense of the government.
- Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. 1804–81, British Tory statesman and novelist; prime minister (1868; 1874–80). He gave coherence to the Tory principles of protectionism and imperialism, was responsible for the Reform Bill (1867) and, as prime minister, bought a controlling interest in the Suez Canal. His novels include Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845)
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