"My country of Palmerston"
Lord Palmerston (1862)
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Henry John Temple (1784-1865), generally known as Lord Palmerston, was a British Tory politician.

He served in various governments as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary prior to becoming Prime Minister in 1855, a post he held almost continuously until his death in 1865.