Reference Entry

Eden, (Robert) Anthony, first earl of Avon (1897-1977), prime minister

Richard Thorpe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early years and education | Military service in the First World War | Oxford and political apprenticeship | National Government minister | First term as foreign secretary | Resignation, February 1938 | Rehabilitation, 1938-1940 | Churchill's wartime foreign secretary | Rebuilding the Conservatives in opposition | Return to the Foreign Office | Premiership before Suez | Suez crisis | Retirement, honours, and reputation

Reference Entry.  15260 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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