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Asquith, Herbert Henry
1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

History (7)
Biographies (1)
Journal articles (12)
Archives: libraries (1)
PhD theses (2)

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History
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Inter-war decline

The Liberals were a political casualty of the Great War - emerging from the conflict as a divided party, whose key ideological beliefs had been sacrificed to meet the needs of modern warfare. ...

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Conscription and the Liberal Party

The issue of conscription rocked the Liberal Party to its very core during the first part of the Great War, as Liberal parliamentarians struggled to justify the needs of war and necessity of compulsi...

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The Liberals and the First World War

Understanding the history of the Liberal Party during the First World War has been made harder by hindsight. Later Liberal decline has called into question the efficacy of Liberal ideology in wartime...

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The 'Buckingham Palace plot', 1916

Edwin Montagu, Minister of Munitions and confidant of both Asquith and Lloyd George lamented that the the two great men of England were being slowly but surely pushed apart during the winter of 1916....

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Asquith and Grey at the Reform Club, December 1916

Speeches delivered by H H Asquith and Viscount Grey of Fallodon at the Reform Club, London on Friday 8 December 1916, following Asquith's resignation as Prime Minister. ...

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The Maurice debate, 9 May 1918

According to A J P Taylor, the historic Liberal Party committed suicide on 9 May 1918 in a parliamentary debate which saw the former Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith openly inferring tha...

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Great Liberals

John Stuart Mill chosen as greatest British Liberal ...

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Biographies
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Biography of 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith Herbert Henry Asquith

Asquith


Asquith, Herbert Henry (Earl of Oxford and Asquith)

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Journal articles
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Asquith and the Liberal legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Assessment of Asquith's record - in a lecture given to mark the centenary of the formation of Aquith's administration.

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Liberal unity frustrated

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 32 ')


Why the Liberal Party failed to patch up effectively its first major post-war split, between the supporters of Asquith and those of Lloyd George.

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July-August 1914: Achieving the seemingly impossible

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 10 - Special Issue: The Liberal Party and the Great War ')


British entry into the war offered the first test of Liberal values and of the calibre of Prime Minister Asquith. Examination of the events surrounding the declaration of war on 4 August 1914.
Dr Michael Brock

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A Liberal in power

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 6 ')


Review of Roy Jenkins, Asquith

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Campbell-Bannerman and Asquith

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Analysis of the uneasy political relationship between the two Liberal leaders.

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The afterlives of former Liberal prime ministers

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


A look at the lives in retirement of Russell, Gladstone,
Rosebery, Asquith and Lloyd George.

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The British Liberal tradition

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 38 ')


From Gladstone to young Churchill, Asquith and Lloyd George - is Blair their heir?

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Reviews

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 10 - Special Issue: The Liberal Party and the Great War ')


Trevor Wilson: The Downfall of the Liberal Party 1914-1935; Michael and Eleanor Brock (eds): H. H. Asquith: Letters to Venetia Stanley.
Dr Malcolm Baines and Tony Little

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Asquith and Lloyd George: common misunderstandings

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 10 - Special Issue: The Liberal Party and the Great War ')


The rivalry between Asquith and Lloyd George grew out of the Great War. This article argues that the points of similarity between the two were at least as important as their differences.
John Grigg

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The coalition of 1915-1916

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 72 - Special issue: The Liberal experience of coalition government ')


Prelude to disaster: an examination of the Asquith coalition of 191516, which brought to an end the last solely Liberal government.

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Reviews

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 43 ')


Alun Wyburn-Powell, Clement Davies: Liberal Leader; Colin Clifford, The Asquiths; David Walter, The Strange Rebirth of Liberal England; William D. Rubinstein, Twentieth-Century Britain
Geoffrey Sell, Iain Sharpe, David Boyle, Dr J. Graham Jones

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Asquith

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Review of Stephen Bates, Asquith

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Archives: libraries
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Archive Collections relating to Liberal history at the Bodleian Library ...

archive url: http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/specialcollections
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PhD theses
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Asquith, Home Rule and the Gladstonian tradition


Queens University Belfast Ph.D. , 1973

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The radical thread - political change in Scotland: Paisley politics, 1885-1924.

Supervisor - Professor W. Hamish Fraser

Strathclyde, Ph.D , 1995

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