Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth Century British Politics

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - History - 256 pages
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This guidebook provides a complete overview of the lives and influence of fifty major figures in modern British political history. Reflecting the changes within British society and politics over the past century, the entries chart the development of key contemporary issues such as women's rights, immigration and the emergence of New Labour. Figures covered include:

* Winston Churchill
* Tony Blair
* Emmeline Pankhurst
* David Lloyd George
* Margaret Thatcher
* John Maynard Keynes
* Enoch Powell
* Barbara Castle

With cross-referenced entries and helpful suggestions for further reading, this book is an essential guide for all those with an interest in understanding the dominating issues of modern British politics.

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Keith Laybourn is Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield.

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