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Something will turn up.

1st Earl of Beaconsfield. He describes this as “the National Motto of England.” Many people associate the phrase with Charles Dicken’s (David Copperfield) character Mr. Micawber, but this was written 22 years after Disraeli.

Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, British Prime Minister (Conservative), Popanilla, 1827

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Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Born: December 21, 1804
  • Died: April 19, 1881
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Statesman

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS was a British statesman who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been Jewish by birth and the first person from an ethnic minority background to hold one of the Great Offices of State. He was also a novelist, publishing works of fiction even as Prime Minister.

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