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 Herbert Henry Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asquith declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 in response to the German invasion of Belgium, as the 1839 Treaty of London had committed the United Kingdom to guard Belgium's neutrality in the event of invasion.
Raised to the peerage as Viscount Asquith, of Morley in the West Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Oxford and Asquith in 1925, Asquith retired to the House of Lords after losing his seat again in the 1924 election held after the fall of the Labour government.
Asquith was one of a select group of historical persons who are numerologically interesting because their birth date and their death date are numerical anagrams of each other.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Herbert Asquith
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928) was born in Morley in Yorkshire on 12 September 1852.
Asquith was an outspoken advocate of free trade, a policy that was to greatly assist in the Liberal party's return to power in 1905, where he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and succeeding him as Prime Minister in 1908.
Asquith's government from 1908 until the outbreak of war is best known for its ambitious social welfare legislation, which including provisions for old age pensions in 1908, and unemployment insurance in 1911.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/asquith.htm   (633 words)

  
 Herbert Henry Asquith
In 1886 Asquith was elected as the Liberal MP for East Fife, despite the constraints of being a young widower with five children.
Asquith appeared sidelined when he accepted Lloyd George's suggestion that a small cabinet committee direct the war, to the exclusion of the PM himself.
In 1925 Asquith was granted the title of Earl of Oxford and elevated to the House of Lords.
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 The Asquith Memoirs
Asquith's leadership, never very dynamic, was further weakened by the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and the Battle of the Somme (in which his own son was killed); by December, Lloyd George had gained the support of Bonar Law and the Tories, and forced him to resign as Prime Minister.
In Asquith's Dublin Speeches I have transcribed Asquith's account of two speeches he made in Dublin, one outlining his Irish policy in 1912, and the second immediately after the outbreak of war in 1914.
Asquith lost his East Fife seat in the 1918 election, but won a by-election in Paisley in February 1920 to resume his place as leader of the opposition Liberals in the House of Commons.
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 asquith.html
Asquith was personally devastated by the death of his son Raymond during the Somme battles, but remained steadfast in his desire to see the war through.
Asquith lacked the charisma of David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, however, and as an administrator he was lackadaisical.
Asquith remained active in politics, even regaining his place as leader of the Liberal party in the 1920s, but his reputation never truly recovered from the war.
www.gwpda.org /bio/a/asquith.html   (599 words)

  
 Herbert Asquith
Herbert Asquith was born in Morley, Yorkshire in 1852.
Asquith, who had just obtained a victory in the 1910 General Election, was in a strong position, and the king agreed that if necessary he would create 250 new Liberal peers to remove the Conservative majority in the Lords.
Asquith returned to the House of Commons after the 1923 General Election when he was elected to represent Paisley.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /PRasquith.htm   (1188 words)

  
 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers - Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquith lead a coalition government following the outbreak of World War I, but was ousted by Lloyd George, another Liberal, who had secured the backing of Conservatives to win election in December, 1916.
Asquiths ministry was turbulent to say the least.
A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, Asquith became a member of Parliament in 1886.
www.britannia.com /gov/primes/prime41.html   (611 words)

  
 christinareporting.com - Christina Asquith
Asquith's first book is due out this September 2005. "The Emergency Teacher" is an examination of the rise of untrained teachers in poor public schools, based off of her experience as a rookie teacher in Philadelphia's toughest middle school in 1999.
Asquith also speaks at colleges in the US on education, women's rights and journalism in Iraq.
As terrorism increased and most journalists packed their bags, Asquith donned an abaya and stayed the course. ChristinaReporting.com showcases many of her articles, including her weekly column, and her regular contributions to newspapers and magazines in the US and UK.
www.christinareporting.com   (358 words)

  
 The Hutchinson Dictionary of British History: Asquith, Herbert Henry (1852-1928)@ HighBeam Research
Asquith was born in Yorkshire, and on completing his education became a barrister, achieving prominence in 1889 as junior counsel for the Irish Nationalist members in a case involving Charles Parnell.
Asquith was first elected Liberal member of Parliament for East Fife 1886 and held the seat until...
He limited the powers of the House of Lords and attempted to give Ireland Home Rule.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28724389&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (170 words)

  
 BBC - History - Herbert Asquith (1852 - 1928)
Liberal prime minister of Great Britain from 1908 to 1916, Asquith was responsible for the Parliament Act of 1911 limiting the power of the House of Lords and led Britain during the first two years of World War One.
In 1925 Asquith accepted a peerage as Earl of Oxford and Asquith and was created a knight of the garter shortly afterwards.
The long-awaited introduction of conscription was insufficient to quell dissent and Asquith was under constant media attack.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/asquith_herbert.shtml   (337 words)

  
 Articles - Julian Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
Asquith was the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Seychelles from 1962 to 1967 and the Commander of the British Indian Ocean Territory from 1965 to 1967.
Asquith inherited the Earldom on the death of his grandfather, as his father Raymond Asquith had died during the First World War.
The Right Honourable Julian Edward George Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith (born 22 April 1916) is the grandson of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, British Prime Minister from 1908 until 1916.
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 what were the similarities and differences between Asquith and Lloyd George in government?
Asquith was classically educated in a public school and then went on to Balliol College Oxford, whereas, Lloyd George was brought up in a middle class family and did not attend a public school or an exclusive university.
Asquith had a more serious temperament than Lloyd George (it is also thought that his alcohol use caused him to lack in energy), Lloyd George was much more flamboyant and he fizzed with energy and ideas.
Below is a short sample of the essay "what were the similarities and differences between Asquith and Lloyd George in government?".
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 glbtq >> arts >> Asquith, Anthony
His parents were Herbert Asquith (later Earl of Oxford and Asquith), who was British Prime Minister from 1909 to 1916, and the witty Margot Tennant Asquith, a highly visible figure in London literary and social circles.
Asquith was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was very much an aesthete and where he first became interested in film.
Small, effeminate, and hook-nosed, Asquith was nicknamed "Puffin" (or "Puff") as a child, because he reminded his mother of a bird of that species.
www.glbtq.com /arts/asquith_a.html   (683 words)

  
 Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquith did not understand, nor could he control, the Generals who insisted that all effort be mad to break the German lines in France.
The X is believed to have been Asquith.) Asquith is believed to have been the first prime minister since the younger Pitt who is said to have been manifestly worse for drink when on the Treasury Bench.
Asquith resigned as Prime Minister, December 5, 1916.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/A/asquithherbert/1.html   (391 words)

  
 First World War.com - Vintage Audio - Lady Margot Asquith on the Events of August 1914
Herbert Asquith himself proved a casualty of the war; he was ousted as Prime Minister in December 1916 by his Chancellor of the Exchequer and long-time colleague David Lloyd George.
Lady Asquith spoke not only as a renowned society figure and wit, but also as the wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the politician who brought Britain into the war as its Prime Minister in 1914.
Available here is a recording made by Lady Margot Asquith (1864-1945) in 1918 recalling the events as witnessed in Britain during the days immediately preceding war at the start of August 1914.
www.firstworldwar.com /audio/margotasquith.htm   (187 words)

  
 Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquith's Liberal government was severely criticised and the cabinet was forced to resign.
Asquith's government was responsible for introducing a series of social reforms between 1918 and 1914 including Old Age Pensions, National Health Insurance and National Unemployment Insurance.
Asquith was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWasquith.htm   (463 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 94028401
Asquith was at the pinnacle of his success when the course of his life and that of his country was changed by the outbreak of the First World War.
Asquith as War Leader is the first comprehensive study of this exceptionally talented Prime Minister's war record.
Because he was not the Prime Minister who won in 1918, Asquith's achievements in dealing with the problems of fighting a war on an unprecedented scale have been insufficiently recognised.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/hol032/94028401.html   (278 words)

  
 Mailbox Internet : Asquith - ADSL and Database Hosting
Asquith is enjoying a rapidly expanding and aspirational fan base and it's high profile clients include Natalie Imbruglia, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Alice Asquith put her research skills to good use by thoroughly researching the fitness and lifestyle clothing market before launching Asquith in March 2002.
The success of Asquith is largely down to fulfilling a need for clothing to suit the demanding lifestyle of today’s woman.
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 THE MAKING AND PUTATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF A BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY OF GESTURE, DECEMBER 1905 TO AUGUST 1914: THE ANGLO-FRENCH ENTENTE REVISITED
Asquith was weak and thought no cabinet was necessary but later on he saw he had backed the wrong horse and on 15 November we won a great victory for a principle.
Asquith offered, by way of explanation, the suggestion that the internal condition of Germany was so unsatisfactory that the Germans might be driven to the wildest adventures in order to divert national sentiment into a new channel.
Asquith began by saying that the only explanation of German policy that fitted all the known facts was that they wanted war.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/peer.htm   (6883 words)

  
 Asquith Creches within David Lloyd Leisure Clubs
Asquith Crèches aim to provide a first class service where children are cared for in a safe, happy and structured environment by an experienced team of staff, while parents make use of the club facilities.
The nurseries offer the same stimulating and caring environment that all Asquith Nurseries pride themselves on, and parents don't need to be members of the David Lloyd Club to register their child.
In addition to their owned sites, Asquith Nurseries manage a number of Nurseries and Crèches located within David Lloyd Leisure Clubs.
www.asquithcourt.co.uk /nurseries/aboutus/davidlloyd.html   (201 words)

  
 Women's suffrage movement: PM Asquith
In 1906 a new Liberal government was elected to Parliament, with first Henry Campbell-Bannerman and then, in 1908, Herbert Henry Asquith as Prime Minister.
Even the Women’s Sunday march in Hyde Park in June 1908, in which 250,000 people shouted "Votes for Women," did not move Asquith to allow a suffrage bill to be introduced.
But they were to be disappointed, particularly with Asquith, a noted anti-suffragist.
www.tchevalier.com /fallingangels/bckgrnd/suffrage/asquith   (84 words)

  
 Anthony Asquith
Asquith got wonderful performances from the ensemble casts of Quiet Wedding, The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest, and memorable star performances from Michael Redgrave in The Browning Version and David Niven in Carrington VC.
Daddy was Herbert Asquith, prominent Liberal politician and Prime Minister (1908-1916).
This association would lead to Asquith's work being accused of being too theatrical.
www.britishpictures.com /stars/Asquith.htm   (370 words)

  
 Asquith taxi
The Asquith Taxi is fully wheelchair accessible and both driver and vehicle are licenced by the Metropolitan Police, with it’s air suspension, automatic gearbox and rear seat belts you can be assured that when you travel in an Asquith Taxi your safety and comfort are never compromised.
An Asquith Taxi is suitable for any event or occasion with its 1930’s styling, which incorporates a spacious interior allowing up to, five people to travel in first class luxury.
The spacious interior of the Asquith Taxi accommodates even the fullest of bridal gowns and the height proves to be no problem for the groom’s top hat.
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 Ivon Asquith cross-examined, 14/3/1990
Mr Asquith, I was referring you to page 19 of Schedule 2, and I had just mentioned to you that that suggests that the document at 19, the original of that document, had passed out of the Possession of the Defendants.
Mr Asquith, you said just now that if it had a date or dates on this document it might have been the date of dictation or the date of the Delegates' meeting or the date on which it was posted.
Mr Asquith, could you take the yellow bundle in front of you and turn to page 14.
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 Austen Citings - HH Asquith
Asquith made a sharp difference between business and the rest of life, and … treated politics strictly as business.
Nearly all politicians like talking politics; Asquith preferred literature or history for simple amusement or at least something that was not ‘shop’.
Austen citing: H H Asquith, PM of Britain, 1909—1916
www.jasa.net.au /austencitings/asquith.htm   (152 words)

  
 ASQUITH CARS
Asquith Chauffeur Driven Cars: Established as one of the UKs leading chauffeured car services providing executive carriage for corporate clients to the highest standards.
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 Asquith Day Nurseries - Asquith Nursery Teddington
Asquith Nursery Teddington in conveniently situated just off the High Street, close to local bus routes and a direct railway link into Waterloo, and offers extended opening hours for commuters, from 7.30am — 6pm.
The nursery is based in a bright and airy two-storey Victorian school, carefully refurbished to provide a comfortable and safe environment where children from 3 months to 5 years can learn through play.
www.asquithcourt.co.uk /nurseries/findanursery/showdetails.asp?id=45   (136 words)

  
 Oxford Blueprint: 24 April 2003: Bodleian purchases last major piece of Asquith jigsaw
The letters will shortly be catalogued and made available for research alongside the rest of the Asquith and Bonham Carter papers in the Modern Papers Reading Room.
The Bodleian Library, already custodian of the bulk of former British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith's private and political papers, has now acquired the last very important series of his letters remaining in private ownership.
Bodleian purchases last major piece of Asquith jigsaw
www.ox.ac.uk /blueprint/2002-03/2404/07.shtml   (153 words)

  
 John Singer Sargent's Elizabeth Asquith "mug"
I have recently learned that Elinor was in Washington D.C. in March of 1922 painting the 21 month old daughter, Priscilla, of Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco and the Prince.
Anyway here is the portrait of Elizabeth Asquith (did she use it in the
Elinor was friends with three Tenant sisters-Lucy Tennant Graham- Smith, Charlotte-Lady Ribblesdale,and Margot Tennant Asquith.
www.jssgallery.org /Paintings/Mugs/10190.html   (208 words)

  
 Herbert Henry Asquith Biography / Biography of Herbert Henry Asquith Biography Biography
His government sponsored significant social legislation, restricted the power of the House of Lords, and led Britain into World War I. Herbert Asquith was born in Morley (near Leeds), Yorkshire, on Sept. 12, 1852, the son of a small employer in wool spinning and weaving.
The English statesman Herbert Henry Asquith, Ist Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928), was prime minister of Great Britain from 1908 to 1916.
Young Asquith distinguished himself as a classical scholar and, more pertinent to his ultimate career, displayed remarkable talent.....
www.bookrags.com /biography-herbert-henry-asquith   (252 words)

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