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Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

(1868–1940). Newspaper proprietor. Younger brother of Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe. Harold Harmsworth accepted Alfred's offer to provide financial management for the ...

Harmsworth, Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere ( 1868–1940 ). Newspaper proprietor . Younger brother of Alfred Harmsworth , Viscount Northcliffe, Harold eschewed the public limelight enjoyed by Alfred, but in 1917 accepted Lloyd George 's invitation to take charge of the Air Ministry. Meanwhile he had increased the scope of his own newspaper proprietorship, producing the Sunday Pictorial , London's first Sunday picture newspaper, in 1915 . Created baron ( 1914 ), he was advanced to viscount ( 1918 ). On his brother's death in 1922 Harold assumed control of...

Harmsworth, Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere

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Geoffrey Alderman

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Harold, 1st Viscount Rothermere ( 1868–1940 ) . Newspaper proprietor. Younger brother of Alfred Harmsworth , Viscount Northcliffe. Harold Harmsworth accepted Alfred’s offer to provide financial management for the publishing venture which eventually became the Amalgamated Press. Neither a journalist by profession nor a politician by inclination, Harold eschewed the public limelight enjoyed by Alfred, but in 1917 accepted Lloyd George ’s invitation to take charge of the Air Ministry. Meanwhile he had increased the scope of his own newspaper...

Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere  

(1868–1940).Newspaper proprietor. Younger brother of Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe. Harold Harmsworth accepted Alfred's offer to provide financial management for the publishing venture ...
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British Union of Fascists  

The BUF was founded in 1932 by Sir Oswald Mosley's New Party and various small British fascist groups. The Blackshirts, a paramilitary organization, were formed in self‐defence against attacks from ...
Stanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin  

(1867–1947).Prime minister. Educated at Harrow and Cambridge, Baldwin entered the family ironmaster's business but on his father's death in 1908 succeeded him as Conservative MP for Bewdley (Worcs.). ...

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