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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century$
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Matthew Ingleby and Matthew P. M. Kerr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474435734

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.001.0001

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Henry Brougham and the Invention of Cannes

Henry Brougham and the Invention of Cannes

(p.69) Chapter 3 Henry Brougham and the Invention of Cannes
Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Rosemary Ashton

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter traces the origin of Cannes as a resort, particularly for English visitors, to a chance visit in 1834 by Lord Brougham, ex-Lord Chancellor in Lord Grey’s reforming parliament of 1830 to 1834. It charts the progress and prosperity of Cannes through Brougham’s adoption of the place and his attracting members of the British political and social elite. Brougham’s relations with French politics and culture are a little-known element of his extraordinarily busy career as a politician, lawyer, educational reformer and inventor. The progress of both Brougham and Cannes is discussed by means of memoirs, letters and diaries written by Brougham himself, and by some of the many observers of his career and personality – as well as numerous Punch cartoons, poems and articles of the 1840s and 1850s.

Keywords:   Henry Brougham, Cannes, Tourism, Nineteenth-century history

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