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Castlereagh: Trailblazer or tyrant

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Why does Lord Castlereagh, the eminent and enigmatic foreign secretary of the early 19th century, attract controversy after nearly two centuries?

Dr John Bew, author of Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny, and former British foreign secretary Jack Straw, discuss the legacy of this most controversial of politicians.


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