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H. H. Asquith

a.k.a. Herbert Henry Asquith, Ist Earl of Oxford and Asquith

Author Code: EHHA

Born: Sep. 12, 1852 - Morley, Yorkshire, England

Died: Feb. 15, 1928 - Sutter Courtenay, Berkshire, England

Educated at City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford, Asquith trained as a barrister. In 1886, he won the election as Liberal MP for East Fife. a seat he didn't relinquish until 1924 when he was awarded a peerage. H was named Home Secretary in 1892 under Gladstone, losing the position when the Liberals were defeated in the 1895 election.Asquith's position in the Liberal party solidified over the next decade and he became Chancellor of the Exchequer under Campbell-Bannerman in 1905, succeeding him as Prime Minister in 1908. He won the election of 1910, but the party was reduced to leading a minority government. Asquith took the country to war in 1914, but proved lacking as a war-time Prime Minister. Internal conflicts proved his downfall and he was replaced by Lloyd George in 1916. Asquith accepted a peerage in 1925 and spent the remainder of his life in a variety of pursuits and was awarded the Order of the Garter in 1925.

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EHHA002 A Free Future For the World 1916 4 167k Article Download PDF - 'A Free Future For the World' (EHHA002)   Download ePub - 'A Free Future For the World' (EHHA002) Find a printed copy of A Free Future For the World by H. H. Asquith at AbeBooks
EHHA001 The War, Its Causes and Its Message
  A Letter Addressed to the Lord Mayor of London, et al, 28th August, 1914
  Speech at the Guildhall, 4th September, 1914
  Speech in Cardiff, 2nd October, 1914
  Speech in Dublin, 25th Sept., 1914
  Speech in Edinburgh, 18th September, 1914
  Speech in the House of Commons, 27th August, 1914
  Speech in the House of Commons, 6th August, 1914
1914 24 251k eBook Download PDF - 'The War, Its Causes and Its Message' (EHHA001)   Download ePub - 'The War, Its Causes and Its Message' (EHHA001) Find a printed copy of The War, Its Causes and Its Message by H. H. Asquith at AbeBooks

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