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Edward Grey

(1862—1933) politician, countryman, and author

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balance of power

balance of power  

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Probably the oldest concept in the study of International Relations going back at least to the work of Thucydides. It is closely associated with both diplomatic parlance and realist theory. Its logic ...
Earl of Oxford and Asquith Herbert Asquith

Earl of Oxford and Asquith Herbert Asquith  

(1852–1928)British statesman, Liberal leader (1908–26), and prime minister (1908–16). Though his leadership of the nation was unconvincing, he is regarded as having been an outstanding ...
Edward VII

Edward VII  

(1841–1910)King of the United Kingdom (1901–10) – a short and relatively uneventful reign.Eldest son of Queen Victoria, he was created Prince of Wales shortly after his birth. In his youth he became ...
Foreign Office

Foreign Office  

The Foreign Office was created as a separate department in 1782. It was headed by the secretary of state for foreign affairs, usually second in authority only to the prime minister himself. He was ...
Geoffrey Howe

Geoffrey Howe  

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(b. Glamorgan, 20 Dec. 1926)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1979–83, Foreign Secretary 1983–9; Kt. 1970, Baron (life peer) 1992 Howe was born in Port Talbot in south Wales. His father was a ...
Liberal Imperialists

Liberal Imperialists  

Were a faction of the Liberal Party around 1900, who disapproved of their leaders' lukewarm line over the Boer War. The leaders of the ‘Lib Imps’ were Rosebery, Grey, and Haldane.
Liberal League

Liberal League  

A political organization within the Liberal Party, founded in February 1902 with Lord Rosebery as president and including H. H. Asquith and Sir Edward Grey among its vice‐presidents. It succeeded in ...
Liberal Party

Liberal Party  

Before 1868 the Liberal Party had been an uneasy coalition of Whigs and radicals. The broadening of the suffrage in the boroughs in the Reform Act of 1867 strengthened the radicals and the Gladstone ...
Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter  

This, the oldest and highest order, was instituted in 1348 by Edward III in imitation of King Arthur and the great deeds of chivalry. Membership was limited to the sovereign, prince of Wales, and 24 ...
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman  

(1836–1908)British statesman and Liberal prime minister (1905–08), responsible for reuniting the party after it was split by the Boer War.Born in Glasgow, Campbell-Bannerman became an MP in 1868 and ...
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg  

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(b. 29 Nov. 1856, d. 2 Jan. 1921).Chancellor of Germany and Minister President of Prussia 1909–17 From 1899 the chief commissioner (Oberpräsident) of the Prussian province of Brandenburg, he became ...

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