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Granville Street Granville Street was named after Granville George Leveson-Gower, the 2nd Earl Granville (1815-91). In a political career spanning over 50 years, he was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs three times, led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords for almost 30 years and was joint Leader of the Liberal Party between 1875 and 1880. He is best known for his pacific stewardship of Britain’s external relations, 1870–74 and 1880–85, in cooperation with his best friend, Prime Minister Gladstone. Lord Granville’s name is primarily associated with his career as foreign secretary (1870–1874 and 1880–1885). His Gladstonian foreign policy based on patience, peace, and no alliances kept Britain free from European wars. His policy brought better relations with the United States, and it was innovative in supporting Gladstone’s wish to settlement British-American fisheries and Civil War disputes over the Confederate cruisers built in Britain, like the Alabama, through international arbitration in 1872. Typically, the long-standing San Juan Island Water Boundary Dispute in Puget Sound, which had been left ambiguous in the Oregon Treaty of 1846 to salve relations and get a treaty sorting out the primary differences, was arbitrated by the German Emperor also in 1872. In putting British- American relations up to the world as a model for how to resolve disputes peacefully, Granville helped create a breakthrough in international relations.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Granville Street Granville Street was named after Granville George Leveson-Gower, the 2nd Earl Granville (1815-91). In a political career spanning over 50 years, he was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs three times, led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords for almost 30 years and was joint Leader of the Liberal Party between 1875 and 1880. He is best known for his pacific stewardship of Britain’s external relations, 1870–74 and 1880–85, in cooperation with his best friend, Prime Minister Gladstone. Lord Granville’s name is primarily associated with his career as foreign secretary (1870–1874 and 1880–1885). His Gladstonian foreign policy based on patience, peace, and no alliances kept Britain free from European wars. His policy brought better relations with the United States, and it was innovative in supporting Gladstone’s wish to settlement British-American fisheries and Civil War disputes over the Confederate cruisers built in Britain, like the Alabama, through international arbitration in 1872. Typically, the long-standing San Juan Island Water Boundary Dispute in Puget Sound, which had been left ambiguous in the Oregon Treaty of 1846 to salve relations and get a treaty sorting out the primary differences, was arbitrated by the German Emperor also in 1872. In putting British-American relations up to the world as a model for how to resolve disputes peacefully, Granville helped create a breakthrough in international relations.
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