Robert Lowe in New South Wales, 1842-1850
On a windy morning in October 1842, a tall white-haired young man gazed through half-closed eyelids at Sydney's spectacular harbour and at the city where he was to spend the next seven years of his life. A quarter of a century later he was to be hailed some as the greatest man in England, by others as the most hated. Yet in 1892, the year of his death, his name was but dimly remembered. The seeds of fame and obloquy, as well as oblivion, lay in the career he was to launch on the shores of...[Show more]
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