In rectifying the balance in the existing historiography of the Conservative Party by restoring the ‘view from Knowsley’, it has been necessary to revise the Disraelian mythology which has distorted our view of Derby’s leadership; due credit has been given to Disraeli for the part he actually played — that of Derby’s (sometimes) loyal lieutenant; but from February 1868, Disraeli must take centre stage.
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