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The Extraordinary Life of Castlereagh

Groundbreakers, Series 1 Episode 1 of 4

Historian John Bew uncovers the remarkable story of Lord Castlereagh, the Irish-born British Foreign Secretary who was instrumental in the defeat of Napoleon yet became one of the country's most reviled politicians before ending his own life in 1822.

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1 hour

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Sun 6 Oct 2013 21:00
BBC Two Northern Ireland