Lord Strickland – Plots And Intrigue In Colonial Malta By Victor Aquilina

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Lord Strickland, by far one of the most outstanding political
figures in colonial Malta, was as controversial as socialist firebrand
Dom Mintoff. Most of the politicians of his time have long
faded into history but Strickland’s name still resonates today. This
work explores the political plots hatched against him and gives a
blow-by-blow account of the controversies and political intrigue
that plagued his turbulent life.
Strickland’s contribution to Malta’s social and political
advancement is often undervalued, mainly because of myths and
unfounded claims that overshadowed much of his work. Strickland
served in no fewer than four governorship posts in the colonial
service. When he was the island’s prime minister, he was, for
a time, concurrently a member of two parliaments, Malta’s
legislative assembly and the House of Commons

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What dominates Strickland’s life is a bitter dispute with the Church over its interference in politics. It was one of the most
classic clashes between Church and State in modern times, directly involving Vatican and British chancelleries in power politics. This
work goes deeply into claims, proved to have been unfounded, that Strickland was a Freemason, and reconstructs the attempt on
Strickland’s life at the law courts in 1930. History has been generally unkind to Strickland. This re-evaluation of his political life and times, anchored firmly in
the context of the time, attempts to put him in a better light. Hardcover. Published by Kite Group 2019

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Weight 1.345 kg