Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom first in the year 1868 and again from 1874-1880. As of 2015 he is the only British Prime minister born to parents of the Jewish faith. He converted to Anglicanism (Church of England) at an early age. 


  1. A great favorite of Queen Victoria.
    One of the early persons who didn't have much
    luck with controlling Afghanistan!- The days
    of the British Empire.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin
    PS: The US maxi, "Comanche", won the race to the heads and
    presently has a good lead as the fleet "flies" over the waves
    down the coast. Tonight might see some fun with unpleasant
    weather predicted.

  2. That is interesting! Merry Christmas!


  3. He was one of the people who perverted Prince Albert's dream of a British Empire built on free trade and commerce rather than military force.

  4. Oh, I didn't know Disraeli was an Anglican convert. I just assumed he practised the Jewish faith. Well, learn something new every day!

  5. I remember him as a historian, yes? I know I read a lot of Disraeli's books on rulers