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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 ...

Edward Heath

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Edward Edward Heath 1916 – 2005 British Conservative statesman ; Prime Minister, 1970–4 The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism. on the Lonrho affair in the House of Commons, 15 May 1973 unacceptable face of capitalism unacceptable face of capitalism unacceptable face of capitalism Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice. telephone call to his office on hearing of Margaret Thatcher 's fall from power in 1990 attributed; in Daily Telegraph 24 September 1998 (online edition) rejoice , rejoice Ocean racing is like standing under a cold shower...

Edward Heath

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0Edward Edward Heath 1916 – 2005 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1970–4 The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism. on the Lonrho affair in the House of Commons, 15 May 1973 unacceptable face of capitalism unacceptable face of capitalism unacceptable face of capitalism Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice. telephone call to his office on hearing of Margaret thatcher 's fall from power in 1990 attributed; in Daily Telegraph 24 September 1998 (online edition) rejoice ,...

Edward Heath

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
Length:
140 words

...0Edward Edward Heath 1916 – 2005 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1970–4 This would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase production and reduce unemployment. press release from Conservative Central Office, 16 June 1970, never actually spoken by Heath at a stroke , reduce the rise reduce the rise in prices The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism. after the revelation of the covert financial arrangements by which the chairman of Lonrho had been given a large tax-free payment in the Cayman Isles, at a time of wage...

Edward Heath

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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Quotations
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...0Edward Edward Heath 1916 – 2005 British Conservative statesman ; Prime Minister, 1970–4 . On Heath: see hennessy , jenkins , thatcher Music means everything to me when I'm here alone. And it's the best way of getting that bloody man Wilson out of my hair. after playing Chopin and Liszt for a visiting journalist, late 1960s James Margach The Abuse of Power (1978) music means everything This would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase productivity and reduce unemployment. press release, never actually spoken by Heath, on proposed...

Heath, Edward

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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961 words

..., Edward (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, later a master builder. He was educated at Chatham School, Ramsgate, and Balliol College, Oxford. At university he was active in the Conservative Party and president of the Oxford Union. After a good war record he sought entry to the House of Commons. He was one of a new breed of young post-war Conservatives, somebody who wanted to...

Heath, Sir Edward

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Sir Edward ( Richard George ) ( 1916–2005 ) British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister ( 1970–74 ) . In 1973 his long-standing commitment to European cooperation was realized when Britain joined the European Economic Community. His premiership was marked by problems of inflation and balance of payments (exacerbated by a marked increase in oil prices in 1973 ); attempts to restrain wage rises led to widespread strikes. After a second national coal strike Heath called an election to strengthen his position, but was...

Heath, Sir Edward

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David Dutton

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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... Mrs Thatcher ’s legacy than to his own. When he retired in 2001 from his seat at Old Bexley and Sidcup, Heath was Father of the House of Commons. He remained an unqualified enthusiast for the European ideal. Overall, however, Heath’s career left a feeling of disappointment. A man of great energy and considerable ability, his performance was marred by major character flaws. David Dutton Campbell, J. , Edward Heath (2013); Ziegler, P. , Edward Heath ...

Heath, Sir Edward

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,047 words

...Heath, Sir Edward ( ‘Ted’ ) Richard George (b. Broadstairs, Kent , 9 July 1916 ; d. Salisbury, Wiltshire , 17 July 2005 ) Leader of the Conservative Party 1965–75 , UK Prime Minister 1970–4 Ted Heath was the only son of a carpenter, later a master builder. He was educated at Chatham School, Ramsgate, and Balliol College, Oxford. At university he was active in the Conservative Party and president of the Oxford Union. His early travels through the European mainland instilled in him a strong dislike and suspicion of Fascism , which led him to...

(Sir) Edward Heath

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Current Version:
2011
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Quotations
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461 words

...Edward Heath 1916 2005 British Conservative Prime Minister The full-hearted consent of the Parliament and people of the new member countries. On 5 May 1970, a month and a half before he became Prime Minister, Heath addressed the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Looking ahead to the enlargement of the European Community through the forthcoming membership of the UK, Ireland and Denmark, he said that this would not be in the interests of the Community, ‘except with the full-hearted consent …’ The statement, penned by Douglas Hurd, then a Heath...

Heath, Sir Edward

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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636 words

..., Sir Edward ( 1916–2005 ). Prime minister . Heath went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured an organ scholarship and became president of the Union. The Second World War deepened Heath's conviction that European reconstruction and unity represented the greatest challenge facing his generation. He was among the impressive new Conservative MPs elected in 1950 , joining the ‘One Nation’ group of Tories who took a particular interest in social policy. His maiden speech was on the subject of Europe—the most consistent theme in his career. Heath...

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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97 words

..., Sir Edward Richard George ( 1916–2005 ) British statesman , prime minister ( 1970–74 ). He entered Parliament in 1950 . In 1965 , he became leader of the Conservative Party , succeeding Harold Wilson as prime minister. Heath secured Britain's membership of the European Community ( EC ) ( 1973 ), but poor industrial relations led to a bitter miners' strike and the introduction of a ‘three-day week’ ( 1974 ). Defeated in two elections in 1974 , the following year Margaret Thatcher replaced Heath as Conservative Party leader. Heath remained...

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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History
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253 words

..., Sir Edward Richard George ( 1916–2005 ) British politician and Conservative prime minister ( 1970–74 ), who took Britain into the European Community. He was knighted in 1992 . Born in Broadstairs and educated at Oxford, Heath became MP for Bexley in 1950 . He was successively minister of labour ( 1959–60 ), lord privy seal ( 1960–63 ), and secretary of state for trade and industry ( 1963–64 ) in the Macmillan and Douglas-Home administrations. In 1965 he became the first Conservative leader to be elected by ballot. As prime minister, Heath came...

Heath, Sir Edward

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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46 words
Heath, Sir Edward

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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40 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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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, ...
Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...tracks through heath and wood . Many of the place‐names tell of the wooded or heathy environments (a few ragged remnants of which still remain) into which settlements were first inserted by their pioneers. Reclamation here took place relatively recently, so that the landscape which preceded improvement is still recorded in the nomenclature of farms and hamlets. Of course, we should not think of medieval colonization as a movement taking place in an unused ‘wilderness’. It can be shown that the diverse resources of the woods and heaths of Arden were used by...

Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...and natural history. His History of the Parishes of Whitford and Holywell ( 1796 ) was reprinted in 1988 by the Clwyd County Council Library and Museum Service, and an abridged version of his Tours in Wales ( 1784 ) was published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch in 1988 . Benjamin Heath Malkin published The Scenery, Antiquities and Biography of South Wales in 1804 . At this time, also, Sir Richard Colt Hoare and Richard Fenton ( 1747–1821 ) travelled extensively in Wales. Hoare encouraged his friend to collect and publish, and in 1811 Fenton's A...

Industrial History

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...the ancient link between home and place of work was broken. The uneven pace of change is shown by a comparison with the east midlands hosiery industry, which was not turned into a factory‐based system until the second half of the 19th century (see J. V. Beckett and J. E. Heath , ‘ When Was the Industrial Revolution in the East Midlands? ’, Midland History , 17 (1988). The nature of the changes in the metal industries was very different from those in the textile trades; in and around Birmingham and Sheffield expansion occurred through the...

Macbeth

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...that they had once prophesied endless dominion to Banquo’s descendants, and saluted him in turn with the words ‘Hail, thou who rulest Scotland!’ ‘Hail, thou who rulest England!’ ‘Hail, thou who rulest Ireland!’ (cf. 1.3.46–8). Synopsis: 1.1 Three witches agree to meet again on a heath in order to accost Macbeth after the day’s battle. 1.2 King Duncan, fighting against the rebel Macdonald , receives a report from a bleeding captain about Macbeth’s valiant deeds in the battle: Macbeth has killed Macdonald, and he and his comrade Banquo have met the fresh...

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