- The social and political impact of Lord John Russell
- He served as Prime Minister twice in the mid-19th century
- He was a leading Whig and liberal politican
- He was not a successful Prime Minister as his government of 1846-52 was the ruin of the Whig party
- He was a child of an especially rich, famous and important family
- As he was a younger son of the 6th Duke of Bedford he was not expected to inherit the family estates
- He was educated by tutors and attended the University of Edinburgh
- Social and Political
- His family has been one of the principal Whig dynasties in England since the 17th century.
- As he was a younger son of a Duke he was not given the title 'Lord John Russel'.
- He was not allowed to move into the house of Lords until he was made an Earl
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