- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount,1784–1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855–58, 1859–65.
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They took bluntly the side of the Union against Palmerston whom they hated.
He believed that Palmerston's submission and silence were due to Russell.
Palmerston wanted a quarrel; he must not be gratified; he must be stopped.
- the former name (1869–1911) of Darwin 1
- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. 1784–1865, British statesman; foreign secretary (1830–34; 1835–41; 1846–51); prime minister (1855–58; 1859–65). His talent was for foreign affairs, in which he earned a reputation as a British nationalist and for high-handedness and gunboat diplomacy