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Panizzi, Gladstone, Garibaldi and the Neapolitan Prisoners

Denis V. Reidy (notes)

Abstract

This article tells how Antonio Panizzi of the British Museum Library worked with William Ewart Gladstone in the pursuit of Liberal causes in the reactionary Kingdom of Naples, ruled by Ferdinand II, in the 1850s. Their collaboration culminated in the release of 66 political prisoners from the island of Santo Stefano in 1859.

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