Alan Lennox Boyd: A Biography

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I. B. Tauris, Aug 21, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
Alan Lennox Boyd served as Colonial Secretary from 1954 to 1959--a decisive period in the history of British decolonization. A towering figure both in terms of his place within Conservative Party history and his influence on Imperial history, he represented a particular trend within the Party, flirting with fascism and holding the Empire in high regard. He gained a reputation as an impediment to consitutional reform in the colonies, yet during his period of office he played a key role in a number of major decisions, including the decolonization of Cyprus. Tracing the development of his highly idiosyncratic brand of right wing politics, this biography presents a portrait of a highly complex man and a challenging reinterpretation of British colonial policy at this time.

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Philip Murphy is a lecturer in modern British history at the University of Reading.

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