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Arthur James Balfour

(1848—1930) prime minister and philosopher

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Andrew Bonar Law

Andrew Bonar Law  

(1858–1923)British statesman and Conservative prime minister (1922–23).Born in Canada and brought up in Scotland, Bonar Law entered parliament as a Conservative member in 1900 and became party leader ...
Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison

Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison  

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(1856–1931)Andrew Seth was born on 20 December 1856 and died at his estate, The Haining, near Selkirk on 1 September 1931. The eldest surviving son of an Edinburgh bank ...
Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration  

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(2 November 1917)A declaration by Britain in favour of a Jewish national home in Palestine. It took the form of a letter from Lord Balfour (British Foreign Secretary) to Lord Rothschild, a prominent ...
Balfour, Arthur James

Balfour, Arthur James (1848–1930)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Arthur James Balfour was born on 25 July 1848 at Whittingehame, the house of his father, James Maitland Balfour,

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of (1848–1930)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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b. Scotland. Balfour succeeded his uncle, the Marquess of Salisbury, as prime minister. His government introduced educational reforms

Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl of

Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl of (1848–1930)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British statesman and Conservative prime minister (1902–05). He is famous for the Balfour Declaration (1917), which stated Britain's support for ‘the establishment in Palestine of a ... More
British Academy

British Academy  

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A society, incorporated in 1902, for the promotion of the study of the moral and political sciences. Its first secretary was Sir I. Gollancz.
chief secretary

chief secretary  

The office of chief secretary originated in the 17th century when the holder acted as personal assistant to the lord lieutenant or lord deputy. By the 18th century it had ...
Coercion Acts

Coercion Acts  

General term for a series of measures commencing with the Suppression of Disturbances Act (1833). Like the earlier Insurrection Act, this empowered the lord lieutenant to proclaim a district as ...
coercion bills

coercion bills  

Under various names, were a sombre obbligato to Anglo-Irish relations throughout much of the 19th cent. Sometimes produced by threat of revolution or actual insurrection, or by widespread agrarian ...
Congested Districts Board

Congested Districts Board  

(Ireland).The board was set up in 1891 by Balfour when chief secretary for Ireland as the positive side of his policy of firmness and reform—to kill Home Rule by ...
Conservative Party

Conservative Party  

The less reformist of the (normally) two main parties in British politics. It has a longer history than any other political party, perhaps anywhere, with an institutional continuity under that name ...
constructive unionism

constructive unionism  

Or ‘killing Home Rule by kindness’, titles given to the Irish policy of successive Conservative governments in the period 1895–1905. The policies concerned fall into three broad categories: land, ...
David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George  

(1863–1945) British statesman and prime minister (1916–22), and one of the three main negotiators at the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Lloyd George played a moderating role between the draconian ...
Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th duke of, marquis of Hartington

Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th duke of, marquis of Hartington  

(1833–1908).Heir to the Cavendish family's dukedom and a Palmerstonian Whig, Hartington was an MP at 24 and a cabinet minister at 34. Elected Liberal leader in the Commons after Gladstone's ...
Education Acts

Education Acts  

Starting in the 19th cent., a series of Education Acts have signalled the reorganization of all aspects of education. The 1870 Act, steered through Parliament by the Liberal W. E. Forster, ...
Edward Caird

Edward Caird  

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(1835–1908)Scottish absolute idealist, Professor at Glasgow and Master of Balliol College, Oxford. Like Hegel, Caird believed that the aim of philosophy was to overcome philosophical oppositions and ...
Edward Carson

Edward Carson  

(1854–1935)Anglo-Irish statesman. Elected to the British Parliament in 1892, he opposed the third Home Rule Bill (1912) and organized a private army of Ulster Volunteers, threatening that Ulster ...
Ernest Newman

Ernest Newman  

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(b Everton, Lancs., 1868; d Tadworth, 1959).Eng. music critic and author. Began career as bank employee 1889–1904, writing on economics and mus. Wrote first book, Gluck and the Opera, in 1895 and A ...
Fourth Party

Fourth Party  

Was the name given facetiously to a parliamentary ginger group in the Conservative Party in 1880 (the other three being Liberals, Conservatives, and Irish). It consisted of Lord Randolph Churchill, ...

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