Lord Lansdowne occupies a special place in the history of Anglo-Japanese relations as the Foreign Secretary on whose watch the alliance between the two countries was concluded and then reaffirmed. Even so, as a historical figure he has been curiously neglected. This applies more especially to his five years at the Foreign Office, which tend to be seen as something of an interlude, an epilogue to Lord Salisbury or a prologue to Sir Edward Grey, overshadowed also by his later role during the constitutional crisis of 1909–11 and his advocacy of a compromise peace in 1917.
|Title of host publication||Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. X|
|Editors||Sir Hugh Cortazzi|
|Place of Publication||Folkestone|
|Publisher||Global Oriental in association with the Japan Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|