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Geoffrey Howe

(b. 1926)

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European Economic Community

European Economic Community  

The European common market set up in 1957 by the six member states of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC); i.e. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands. At the ...
Glorious First of June

Glorious First of June  

1794.An Anglo‐French naval battle fought some 400 miles out in the Atlantic from the Breton peninsula, which shelters the French naval base of Brest. Lord Howe's strategy was to watch Brest from ...
John Major

John Major  

(1943– )British Conservative politician; prime minister (1990–97).The son of a music-hall performer turned designer of garden ornaments, Major was born and brought up in south London. After the ...
Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher  

(b. 13 Oct. 1925).British Prime Minister 1979–90Early careerBorn in Grantham (Lincolnshire), she was educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls School, and at Oxford, where she studied chemistry. She ...

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