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Lloyd George, David
MP; 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
Liberal Prime Minister 1916-22.

History (12)
Biographies (1)
Journal articles (48)
Events (1)
PhD theses (4)

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History
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1909 People's Budget

The 1909 People's Budget was the Liberal Government's key weapon in instigating social reform and marked a final move away from the system of Gladstonian finance, which had seen the Liberal...

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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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Lloyd George on the People's Budget

Lloyd George's 1909 People's Budget was devised to bring about social reform and featured increases in income tax and excise duties, new taxes on cars, petrol and land, and a new supertax f...

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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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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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The 1918 'coupon' general election

Just 24 hours after the Armistice had been signed with Germany, Lloyd George announced his decision to hold an election in alliance with his Coalition partners and Parliament was accordingly dissolve...

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Fusion: Liberals and Conservatives

The concept of fusion between the Liberal and Conservative parties was considered in the immediate post-war years as the solution for a new political age, in which traditional party allegiances had o...

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The 1929 general election

The election of May 1929 took place against a backdrop of economic depression, as the Conservative government struggled to stem a growing tide of unemployment in the aftermath of the First World War....

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Great Liberals

John Stuart Mill chosen as greatest British Liberal ...

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Old heroes for a new leader

As we have done in each of the last two Liberal Democrat leadership elections, in 1999 and 2006, the Liberal Democrat History Group has asked both candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership to wr...

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Biographies
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Biography of MP; 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor David Lloyd George

Lloyd-George


Lloyd-George, David (Earl Lloyd-George and Viscount Gwynedd)

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Journal articles
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The Real Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 51 ')


A. J. Sylvesters classic semi-biographical work, its impact and reactions to its contents and influence.

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Honiton, Dumfriesshire and the Lloyd George Fund

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 49 ')


The use of the Lloyd George Fund in two constituencies in the 1929 election

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Every vote for Llewelyn Williams is a vote against Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 37 ')


Examination of the February 1921 by-election in Cardiganshire, where Asquithian and Lloyd George Liberals engaged in bitter internecine warfare.
Dr J. Graham Jones

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Lloyd George and the suffragettes at Llanystumdwy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 34/35 ')


A re-examination of the reopening by Lloyd George in September 1912 of the village institute at his native Llanystumdwy, when the proceedings were blighted by constant suffragette interruptions.

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The 'People's Budget' a century on

(from journal ' ')


Examination of the genesis, content and impact of Lloyd George's famous Budget of one hundred years ago.

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Liberal History News

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 68 ')


Lloyd George book launch; Song for Francis Hirst; George Newnes: Liberal press baron.

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The Lloyd George land taxes

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


A look at the history of the land taxes introduced by Lloyd George in the 1909 Peoples Budget.

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David Lloyd George 1863-1945

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Introduction to this special issue on Lloyd George.

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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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David and Maggie

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Diaries and correspondence files are used to examine the courtship between David Lloyd George and Margaret Owen between 1884 and their marriage in 1888.

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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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Lloyd George and leadership

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


The influences on Lloyd George of Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln.

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Lloyd George and the Conservative Party

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 23 ')


As politicians today grapple with the so-called 'Third Way,' perhaps they should consider the lessons of the past.

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Thomas Jones's 'Lloyd George'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


The story of the writing of one of the best single-volume biographies of Lloyd George.

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Lloyd George, nonconformity and radicalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Lloyd George's career and beliefs from 1890 to 1906.

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Frances Stevenson, Lloyd George and the Surrey - Sussex dimension

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 46 ')


David Lloyd George’s and Frances Stevenson’s connections with Surrey and Sussex

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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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'A dynamic force is a terrible thing'

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 5 ')


Review of Martin Pugh, Lloyd George

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Old heroes for a new leader

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


Liberal Democrat leadership contenders' political heroes.

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A statue for Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


Lloyd George's statue unveiled in Parliament Square.

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Lloyd George's coalition proposal of 1910

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


and its impact on pre-war Liberalism.

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Life with Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


A. J. Sylvester's Life with Lloyd George remains a unique source of information. This article examines its preparation, publication and impact.

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Lloyd George's war rhetoric, 1914-1918

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Analysis of Lloyd George's rhetorical skills at the height of his powers.

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Keeper of secrets

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 44 ')


Biography of Lloyd George’s private secretary, A. J. Sylvester (1889-1989)

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Through terror to triumph

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 42 - Special issue: Liberals and International Policy ')


Lloyd George’s Queen’s Hall speech of 19 September 1914

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The fall of the Lloyd George Coalition

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 41 ')


Report of LDHG/CHG meeting of July 2003, with Margaret Macmillan, Andrew Thorpe, John Barnes and Stuart Ball
Graham Lippiatt

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'If I had to go to Paris again ...'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Lloyd George and the revision of the Treaty of Versailles.

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David Lloyd George: the legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 79 ')


Report of Liberal Democrat History Group meeting at the Liberal Democrat conference, 9 March 2013, with Kenneth O. Morgan and David Howarth; chair: Celia, Baroness Thomas.

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Reviews

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 40 ')


John Grigg: Lloyd George: War Leader; Michael McManus: Jo Grimond: Towards the Sound of Gunfire; Mark Bonham Carter and Mark Pottle (eds): Lantern Slides: The Dairies and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter, 1904-1914
Ian Hunter, Michael Steed and Robert Ingham

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Lloyd George and the partition of Ireland

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 33 - Special issue: Liberals and Ireland ')


1916 - 1921: analysis of Lloyd George’s answer to the Irish Question after the Easter Rising.

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A breach in the family

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 25 - Special issue: Crossing the Floor ')


Examination of the defections, in the 1950s, of the children of David Lloyd George: Megan to Labour, and her brother Gwilym to the Conservatives.

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David and Francis

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 74 ')


An examination of the build-up to the marriage of David Lloyd George and Frances Stevenson in 1943.

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Lloyd George and the appeasement of Germany

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Lloyd George's stance on Germany, 1922-1945.

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Women and Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 62 - Special issue: Women and Liberalism ')


Review of Ffion Hague, The Pain and the Privilege: the Women in Lloyd Georges Life

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Lloyd George, diplomacy and international affairs

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Review of Michael Graham Fry, And Fortune Fled: David Lloyd George, the First Democratic Statesman, 1916-1922

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Lloyd George Papers at the National Library of Wales and Other Repositories.

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 31 ')


Review of J. Graham Jones: Lloyd George Papers at the National Library of Wales and Other Repositories.

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'We can conquer unemployment'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Lloyd George and Keynes.

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War memoirs

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


Report of Andrew Suttie, Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy 1914-18

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The two great wartime leaders

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


Review of Richard Toye, Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness

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The wonderful wizard as was

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Lloyd George, 1931-1945.

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Reviews

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 48 ')


Reviews
Adonis and Thomas (eds): Roy Jenkins - A Retrospective; Barberis: Liberal Lion - Jo Grimond: A Political Life; Lloyd-George: David Winston: How a Friendship Changed History; Jackson: Harcourt and Son: A Political Biography of Sir William Harcourt
Dr Julie Smith; William Wallace; Dr J. Graham Jones; Martin Pugh

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Liberals and Europe

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 42 - Special issue: Liberals and International Policy ')


The development of the Liberal commitment to Europe, 1945-64

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The Beaverbrook Library

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


A. J. P. Taylor and the rise of Lloyd George studies.

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Lloyd George

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


Review of Hugh Purcell, Lloyd George

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Lloyd George and Wales

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 70 ')


Review of Jones, Lloyd George and Welsh Liberalism.

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Lloyd George archives

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Survey of manuscript sources.

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Hattersley on Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Review of Roy Hattersley, The Great Outsider: David Lloyd George.

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Lloyd George and appeasement

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


Review of Stella Rudman, Lloyd George and the Appeasement of Germany 1919-1945.

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Events
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David Lloyd George: the legacy

Friday 8 March 2013

One of the greatest Liberal prime ministers, David Lloyd George, was born 150 years ago.
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PhD theses
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Lloyd George and Irish Home Rule, 1886-1914


Bristol M.Litt. , 1976

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Lloyd George and the Labour Movement (With particular reference to the years 1914-22)


London Ph.D. , 1974

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Lloyd George and Welsh liberalism: collected essays


Aberystwyth Ph.D. , 2001

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Lloyd George in British politics, 1922-1931


Edinburgh Ph.D.

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