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Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane

(1856—1928) politician, educationist, and lord chancellor

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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 ...
Arthur James Balfour

Arthur James Balfour  

(b. Whittingehame, East Lothian, 25 July 1848; d. Woking, 19 Mar. 1930)British; leader of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury 1891–2, 1895–1902, Prime Minister 1902–5, Foreign ...
Bernard Bosanquet

Bernard Bosanquet  

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(1848–1923)English absolute idealist. Bosanquet was educated and taught at Oxford, left in order to involve himself in charity work in London, and finally held the chair of moral philosophy at St ...
British Expeditionary Force

British Expeditionary Force  

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(BEF)The name given to British troops deployed for immediate conflict in the first half of the twentieth century. As a result of Haldane's army reforms in 1906–7, a territorial reserve army was ...
civil service

civil service  

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Government posts were filled by patronage until well into the reign of Victoria. The Northcote–Trevelyan Report (1854) recommended changes, including entry to a civil service by competitive ...
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 Grey

Edward Grey  

(b. London, 25 Apr. 1862; d. Fallodon, Northumberland, 7 Sept. 1933)British; Foreign Secretary 1905–16; Bt. 1882, Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at Winchester and Balliol ...
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 ...
general staff

general staff  

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A group of officers in the headquarters of U.S. Army or U.S. Marine divisions, Marine brigades and aircraft wings, or similar units, responsible for assisting their commanders in planning, ...
idealism, British

idealism, British  

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Movement in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British philosophy according to which ultimate reality is mental or spiritual, or at least not physical. Bradley, Green, and Bosanquet think matter is ...
J. B. S. Haldane

J. B. S. Haldane  

(1892–1964)British geneticist, biometrician, and philosopher who made valuable contributions to the physiology of respiration and chromosome mapping but above all to popularizing science and ...
John Scott Haldane

John Scott Haldane  

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(1860–1936)John Scott Haldane was born in Edinburgh on 3 May 1860 and died in Oxford at midnight on 14 March 1936. He was younger brother of the statesman-philosopher Richard ...
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 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 ...
reserve forces

reserve forces  

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Persons engaged in part-time or continuous full-time service in the Australian Defence Force, either active or standby. See Defence Act 1903 (Cth) ss 32A, 50 and 50D and Defence (Personnel) ...
Sidney Webb

Sidney Webb  

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(1859–1947) and(1858–1943).Fabian socialists, social reformers, and historians. Married in 1882, the Webbs formed a partnership of unparalleled significance for the development of left‐wing social ...
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 ...
Sir John French

Sir John French  

(1852–1925).Soldier. After leading a cavalry division during the second Boer War and serving as chief of the imperial general staff, ‘Johnnie’ French served as the first commander of the British army ...
Synthetic Society

Synthetic Society  

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As a result of a discussion which arose between Arthur J. Balfour and Wilfrid P. Ward at a luncheon in 1896 at the home of Lord Edmund Talbot, the Synthetic ...
Territorials

Territorials  

With a large navy to support, it was always necessary for Britain to augment her army with a reserve force. The militia was not always popular, nor particularly effective, and in periods of crisis ...

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