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Harold Macmillan

(1894—1986) prime minister

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Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home  

(1903–95).Prime minister. Douglas‐Home succeeded to the earldom in 1951 but relinquished it in 1963 to re‐enter the Commons as prime minister, in succession to Harold Macmillan. In 1974 he returned ...
Alfred Thompson Denning

Alfred Thompson Denning  

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Lord Denning (1899–1999)was the most renowned English judge of the twentieth century. His fame rested on an irresistible combination of qualities. He had a quick forensic and analytical mind. ...
David Patrick Maxwell-Fyfe

David Patrick Maxwell-Fyfe  

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(b. Edinburgh, 29 May 1900; d. Withyham, Sussex, 27 Jan. 1967)British; Home Secretary 1951–4, Lord Chancellor 1954–62; Kt. 1942, Viscount Kilmuir 1954, Earl 1962 Educated at George Watson's College ...
Derick Heathcoat-Amory

Derick Heathcoat-Amory  

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(b. London, 26 Dec. 1899; d. Devon, 20 Jan. 1981)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1958–60; Viscount Amory 1960, KG 1968 The son of a baronet, Heathcoat-Amory was educated at Eton and Christ ...
Earl of Avon Anthony Eden

Earl of Avon Anthony Eden  

(1897–1977)British statesman and Conservative prime minister, whose brief premiership (1955–57) ended with his resignation following the Suez crisis. He received an earldom in 1961.Decorated with the ...
Edward Heath

Edward Heath  

(b. Broadstairs, Kent, 9 July 1916; d. Salisbury, Wiltshire, 17 July 2005)British; leader of the Conservative Party 1965–75, Prime Minister 1970–4; Kt. 1992 Ted Heath was the only son of a carpenter, ...
Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II  

1926– )Queen of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth (1952– ).Eldest daughter of the future George VI, Elizabeth was privately educated and in World War II served briefly in the ATS ...
Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell  

(b. Birmingham, 15 June 1912; d. London, 8 Feb. 1998)British; Minister of Health 1960–3 Powell's parents were teachers in Birmingham. He was educated at King Edward School, Birmingham, and Trinity ...
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 ...
Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander

Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander  

(1891–1969)British Field Marshal and Conservative statesman. In World War II he supervised the evacuation from Dunkirk, the withdrawal from Burma, and the victorious campaigns in North Africa (1943), ...
Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson  

(1916–1995)British politician and Labour prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76), noted for his tactical skills in maintaining positive government with a very small majority. He was knighted in 1976 and ...
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd

Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd  

(b. 8 Sept. 1901, d. 6 Sept. 1966).Prime Minister of South Africa 1958–66Early careerBorn in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), his family migrated to South Africa in 1903. He studied at Stellenbosch, then ...
Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy Thorpe  

(b.1929).Politician. One of the more colourful politicians of his day, Thorpe was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. Elected to Parliament in 1959 for North Devon as a Liberal, he became ...
John G. Diefenbaker

John G. Diefenbaker  

(1895–1979)Canadian statesman; leader of the Progressive Conservative Party (1956–67) and prime minister of Canada (1957–63).Diefenbaker was born in Grey County, Ontario, and studied at the ...
Kim Philby

Kim Philby  

(1912–88),member of British Secret Intelligence Service (see MI6) who, from the early 1930s, worked for the Soviet Intelligence Organization NKVD and its successor the KGB. His association with other ...
Lord Salisbury

Lord Salisbury  

(1893–1972).Conservative politician. Cecil entered Parliament in 1929 and served as junior minister at the Foreign Office. He resigned in February 1938 in support of Eden's opposition to opening ...
Nassau Agreement

Nassau Agreement  

In December 1962 UK Prime Minister Macmillan and US President Kennedy met at Nassau in the Bahamas for defence discussions. Kennedy agreed to arm British Polaris submarines, operating under NATO ...
Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain  

(1869–1940)British statesman and Conservative prime minister (1937–40). He advocated appeasement towards the fascist powers in the 1930s.Born in Birmingham, of which his father, Joseph Chamberlain ...
Profumo Affair

Profumo Affair  

A British political scandal which suggested that national security might have been breached. The person at the centre of the affair was John Profumo, the Minister of War. In March 1963, he had told ...
Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham

Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham  

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(1907–2001).Conservative politician and lawyer. Hogg entered Parliament at the Oxford by‐election of 1938, a supporter of appeasement. He turned against Chamberlain before the latter's fall in 1940. ...

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