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Shawn Pennington Discussion 4 3-19-08 In this weeks discussion reading we seemed to have touched on a few topics amongst the books. A few that seem to have come into focus first are as follows. The first subject I seemed to pick up on in Arnstein’s book was that of the events and relations of the people not only throughout Britain, but throughout Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Arnstein suggests early on in chapter six that Queen Victoria and Albert spent much of their time focusing on such things. On page 87 Arnstein writes, “Concerned as Victoria and Albert sometimes were with the developments on the domestic scene during the 1840’s and 1850’s, they became yet more absorbed by events abroad.” He than goes on to state that, “Albert felt persuaded, indeed, that a monarch had a special responsibility to oversee Britain’s relations with the neighboring kingdoms and empires that lay across the English Channel.” Disraeli also seemed to be dealing with a similar issue. However his tended to focus more on the religious aspect, along with the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 438 taught by Professor Winters during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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