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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

(1836—1908) prime minister

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Arthur James Balfour

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. Whittingehame, East Lothian, 25 July 1848; d. Woking, 19 Mar. 1930)

British; leader of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury 1891–2, 1895–1902, Prime Minister...

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Boer wars

Overview page. Subjects: British History — World History.

(1880–81; 1899–1902)

Wars fought between Britain and Transvaal and between Britain and Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The first arose from the British annexation of the...

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David Lloyd George

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1863–1945) British statesman and prime minister (1916–22), and one of the three main negotiators at the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Lloyd George played a moderating role between the...

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Earl of Oxford and Asquith Herbert Asquith

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1852–1928)

British statesman, Liberal leader (1908–26), and prime minister (1908–16). Though his leadership of the nation was unconvincing, he is regarded as having been an...

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Edward Grey

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. London, 25 Apr. 1862; d. Fallodon, Northumberland, 7 Sept. 1933)

British; Foreign Secretary 1905–16; Bt. 1882, Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at...

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Liberal Party

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Before 1868 the Liberal Party had been an uneasy coalition of Whigs and radicals. The broadening of the suffrage in the boroughs in the Reform Act of 1867 strengthened the radicals and the...

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Lord Rosebery

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(1847–1929)

British Liberal statesman, Prime Minister (1894–95). He succeeded Gladstone as Premier after the latter's retirement and subsequently alienated Liberal supporters as a...

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Reginald McKenna

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(b. London, 6 July 1863; d. London, 6 Sept. 1943) British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1915 –16 The son of a civil servant, McKenna was educated at King's College School, London, and...

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