My history hero: Jacob Rees-Mogg chooses Benjamin Disraeli

“Benjamin Disraeli was a flamboyant, enormously engaging romantic with a way with words, who was also very good at the showmanship side of politics”: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP, chooses a 19th-century prime minister

Politician and novelist Benjamin Disraeli was twice prime minister, and extended suffrage by introducing the 1867 Reform Act. (Photo by Jabez Hughes/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the Christmas 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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