Alan Lennox Boyd: A Biography
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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1951 General Election administration African Alan Lennox-Boyd announced April Armitage Baring Beaverbrook Boyd's Brit Britain British Government Cabinet colleagues Cabinet Minutes campaign Channon Churchill Colonial Office Colonial Secretary Committee Commonwealth conference Conservative Party Cyprus debate defence detainees Devlin Diary Donald East Africa election emergency Empire EOKA European February Federation Gold Coast Government's Governor Guinness Harold Macmillan HCDeb Hola House Iain Macleod Imperial independence James Lees-Milne July June Kabaka Kenya Kenya government Labour later leaders Lennox-Boyd told London Lord Boyd interviewed Lyttelton Macleod Macmillan majority Makarios Malaya Malta March Mau Mau meeting Memorandum ment Mid-Beds Mintoff Mutesa National nationalist Nigeria Northern Nyasaland October Oxford Parliament Parliamentary Patsy persuaded political PREM Prime Minister proposals resignation response Rhodesia Roy Welensky seemed self-government Singapore Southern Rhodesia suggested talks Tanganyika territories tion Uganda Welensky