Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth-century British Politics

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 238 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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Contents

Herbert Henry Asquith
3
Nancy Astor
9
Stanley Baldwin
16
Lord Beaverbrook
25
Ernest Bevin
39
Richard Austen Butler
51
Henry CampbellBannerman
59
Joseph Chamberlain
69
Michael Foot
103
Edward Grey
110
Edward Heath
122
Sir Samuel Hoare
130
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CONTENTS
133
George Lansbury
154
James Ramsay MacDonald
169
Herbert Morrison
183

Neville Chamberlain
75
Sir Winston Churchill
81
Sir Stafford Cripps
88
Hugh Dalton
95
Enoch Powell
200
Margaret Thatcher
214
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Keith Laybourn is Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield.

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