Reference Entry

Primrose, Archibald Philip, fifth earl of Rosebery and first earl of Midlothian (1847-1929), prime minister and author

John H. Davis

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Education | Peerage and early political life | Foreign secretary | Gladstonian Liberal | The London county council and the Newcastle programme | Marriage and bereavement | Return to the Foreign Office: imperial problems | The alliance system | Prime minister, 1894-1895 | Breakdown and scandal | Liberal Imperialist | Free-trader | Last years | Author and historical biographer | Assessment

Reference Entry.  12699 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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