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Geoffrey Howe

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Denis Healey

Denis Healey  

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(1917– )British politician, deputy leader of the Labour Party (1980–83). He was created a life peer in 1992.Healey served in the army in World War II and was then secretary of the International ...
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 ...
Howe, Sir Geoffrey

Howe, Sir Geoffrey (1926)   Quick reference

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foreign secretary (1983–89), deputy prime minister and leader of the House of Commons (1989–90). A leading

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 ...
Michael Heseltine

Michael Heseltine  

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(b. Swansea, 21 Mar. 1933)British; Secretary of State for Environment 1979–83, Defence 1983–6, Environment 1990–2, Trade and Industry 1992–5, Deputy Prime Minister and Lord Privy Seal 1995–7; Baron ...
Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson  

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(b. London, 11 Mar. 1932)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983–89; Baron (life peer) 1992 Educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in PPE, Lawson had a ...
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  

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(1841–1935)Eminently quotable realist (see legal realism) and US Supreme Court judge, who regularly dissented from the majority. He was noted for his colourful turn of phrase and common-sense ...

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