'The Ministry has resigned'
Letter from Disraeli to Mary Anne, 29 June 1846
Dep. Hughenden 2/2, fols. 42r-43r
'All Coningsby and Young England the general exclamation here', as Disraeli excitedly wrote to his wife. Disraeli relished being the focus of attention, combining his political and literary skills, propelling events - and himself - forward. In 1862, writing to Samuel Wilberforce, Disraeli would allude to the 'unhappy consequences of the unfortunate disruption of 1846' adding, characteristically, that like many others 'equally inconvenient, time would cure [them]' (30 Nov. 1862: MS. Wilberforce c. 13, fols. 207-8).
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