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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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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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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...

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