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  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.
www.pm.gov.uk /output/Page140.asp   (777 words)

  
  Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of.
Of a middle-class family, he attended Oxford, became a barrister in London in 1876, and was elected to Parliament as a Liberal in 1886.
Asquith’s second wife, Margot (Tennant) Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864–1945, whom he married in 1894, was prominent in London society and noted for her wit.
www.bartleby.com /65/ox/OxfordNA.html   (504 words)

  
 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
OXFORD AND ASQUITH, HERBERT HENRY ASQUITH, 1ST EARL OF [Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of] 1852-1928, British statesman.
Asquith's second wife, Margot (Tennant) Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864-1945, whom he married in 1894, was prominent in London society and noted for her wit.
Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1st Earl of Oxford and
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-oxfordn1a1.html   (676 words)

  
 Asquith, Herbert Henry - MSN Encarta
He practiced law after graduating from the University of Oxford in 1874 and was elected to Parliament as a Liberal in 1886.
Asquith's tenure in office was marked by a series of domestic and international crises.
In May 1915, Asquith yielded to demands for a coalition government; in December 1916, the opposition movement forced him to resign in favor of his war secretary, David Lloyd George.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560240/Asquith_Herbert_Henry.html   (388 words)

  
 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Of a middle-class family, he attended Oxford, became a barrister in London in 1876, and was elected to Parliament as a Liberal in 1886.
In 1912, Asquith renewed Liberal efforts to establish Irish Home Rule, a course that provoked a violent reaction from Protestants in Ulster, who were firmly supported by the Conservative party.
Asquith’s second wife, Margot (Tennant) Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864–1945, whom he married in 1894, was prominent in London society and noted for her wit.
www.bartelby.com /65/ox/OxfordNA.html   (504 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.
The long-awaited introduction of conscription was insufficient to quell dissent and Asquith was under constant media attack.
In 1925 Asquith accepted a peerage as Earl of Oxford and Asquith and was created a knight of the garter shortly afterwards.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/asquith_herbert.shtml   (337 words)

  
 H. H. Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC (12 September 1852–15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Asquith declared war on the German Empire on August 4, 1914 in response to the German invasion of Belgium, as the 1839 Treaty of London had committed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to guard Belgium's neutrality in the event of invasion.
Asquith died in 1928 and Margot in 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herbert_Henry_Asquith   (2618 words)

  
 Biography for Anthony Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Asquith was active in the British film industry from the late silent period until the mid-1960s.
As a director, Asquith was highly respected by his contemporaries and had a long and successful career; by the 1960s, he was only one of only three British directors (the others being David Lean and Carol Reed) who were directing major international motion picture productions.
Asquith was known as an actor's director, and solicited some of the finest film performances from Britain's greatest actors, including Edith Evans and Michael Redgrave.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0002190/bio   (889 words)

  
 Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquith was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford.
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's Liberal government was severely criticised and the cabinet was forced to resign.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWasquith.htm   (463 words)

  
 Anthony Asquith Biography
The son of a Liberal Prime Minister who later became the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Puffin was brought up in No. 10 Downing Street; but, unlike his father, his half-brothers and his sister, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, he was not remotely interested in politics and even less in law.
His love of music, evident when he was two years old, led to his decision to be a composer; it was a shattering blow, when, after all honest appraisal of his own talent, he realised he would have to seek a different career.
At Oxford he diverted himself by going to the cinema and his quick mind showed him the possibility of applying art much more effectively to the screen.
www.britmovie.co.uk /directors/a_asquith/biog.html   (366 words)

  
 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of — Infoplease.com
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of — Infoplease.com
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of, 1852–1928, British statesman.
Margot Asquith - Asquith, Margot: see under Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of.
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 Asquith on Ireland, 1920   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Extract from Memories and Reflections, 1852-1927, by the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, K.G. (1928): Vol 2, Chapter 20, pp.
[Asquith's comments on the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, and the general political situation of the time, show him at his best.
With nothing but contempt for the policy of his former colleagues in government, he fairly accurately sketches the form of the eventual settlement which took another year to be reached.
explorers.whyte.com /asquith/asq1920.htm   (1405 words)

  
 Earl of Oxford
Earl of Oxford was one of the oldest titles in the English peerage, and was held for several centuries by the de Vere family.
It finally became dormant in 1703 with the death of the 20th Earl.
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is perhaps the most famous of the line, due to the claims put forward by some that he was the actual author of the works of William Shakespeare (see Shakespeare authorship).
www.fact-index.com /e/ea/earl_of_oxford.html   (303 words)

  
 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquith, a brilliant parliamentarian, was not a good wartime leader.
Asquith did not understand, nor could he control, the Generals who insisted that all effort be mad to break the German lines in France.
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.
www.worldwar1.com /bioeasq.htm   (400 words)

  
 Sobran's -- Shakespeare/Oxford Library
A major contribution to Shakespeare studies showing that Oxford is a major figure in the “Elizabethen sonnet craze.”
Oxford seems to have known everybody the Stratford man didn’t but should have.
Recent Developments in the Case for Oxford as Shakespeare
www.sobran.com /oxfordlibrary.shtml   (1320 words)

  
 Earl of Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is perhaps the most famous of the line, because of his emergance as the most popular candidate (besides Shaksper of Stratford) as the actual author of the works of William Shakespeare (see Shakespearean authorship).
Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer (1689-1741)
Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer (1699-1755)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earl_of_Oxford   (581 words)

  
 thePeerage.com - Edward Julian George Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith and others
Edward Julian George Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith (M) b.
     Edward Julian George Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith was born on 22 April 1916.
He is the son of Raymond Asquith and Katharine Frances Horner.
www.thepeerage.com /p1107.htm   (562 words)

  
 Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852–1928), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Herbert Asquith (1881–1947), the Prime Minister's son, a poet
Earl of Oxford, also known as the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, a peerage title given to the Prime Minister
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asquith   (145 words)

  
 Biography for Anna Chancellor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mary Joliffe, of the Lords Hylton (and herself a great-granddaughter of H.H. Asquith, formerly a Prime Minister and then 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith).
So that means she is related to actress Helena Bonham Carter (also a great-granddaughter of Asquith - but via his elder daughter Violet, instead of his eldest son like Anna).
Anna's father was the great-grandson (maternally) of the 12th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham, who was himself the son of the 10th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham (two separate earldoms) by his *third* wife Fanny Margaretta Rice.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0151250/bio   (508 words)

  
 Anecdote - Herbert Henry [First Earl of Oxford and Asquith] Asquith - Serpentine Strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Anecdote - Herbert Henry [First Earl of Oxford and Asquith] Asquith - Serpentine Strategy
Celebrity Anecdotes is a 2006 IPPY Award nominee: True funny stories (embarrassing moments, pranks, bloopers, quips, insults...) about 48 celebs from Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and Johnny Depp to Arnold, Cher, Jacko, Ozzy, Tiger & Donald Trump.
His bridge was a shameless, if heroic, gamble with destiny.
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Personal letters from H.H. Asquith, while he was Prime Minister, to Venetia Stanley, who later became the wife of E.S. Montagu.
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928) was Prime Minister, 1908-16.
(Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (1887-1948) was the youngest child of Lord Sheffield, confidante of H.H. Asquith and friend of Violet Asquith, later Bonham Carter.
www.bodley.ox.ac.uk /dept/scwmss/wmss/online/modern/stanley/stanley.html   (272 words)

  
 TIME.com: Schism Among Shadows -- Jun. 7, 1926 -- Page 1
Lloyd George—an irrepressible pro-Boer "was attempting to lead the Liberal party leftward, while the present Earl of Oxford and Asquith* strove—then as now—to curb what he deemed the too great liberality of Liberals.
This exalted spat between two once omnipotent statesmen burst forth when the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, official leader of the Liberal party, set out to give to Lloyd George, Liberal leader by popular consent, a reprimand and dressing down for his pro-Laborite attitude during the great "general strike" (TIME, May 10 to May 24).
George, tugged in the opposite direction, revealed the true origin of the Earl's spleen—exposed anew the gaping Liberal rift.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,722006,00.html   (491 words)

  
 NPG 2463; Statesmen of World War I (includes the Maharaja of Bikaner; Sir Robert Laird Borden; Arthur James Balfour, ...
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister and philosopher.
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928), Prime Minister.
NPG 3544 : Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (study)
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 History & Biography
The daughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bart., & 2nd wife of the Prime Minister, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith (& thus step-mother-in-law of the Author of the previous 2 books).
Pedigree of the Somersets, Earls of Worcester & Dukes of Beaufort.
In the Middle Ages, the Earls of Northumberland were known as the ³Kings of the North².
www.heraldrytoday.co.uk /history_and_biography.htm   (3513 words)

  
 British Prime Ministers educated at Oxford University : University of Oxford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
British Prime Ministers educated at Oxford University : University of Oxford
About Oxford University > British Prime Ministers educated at Oxford University
Twenty-five British Prime Ministers were educated at Oxford.
www.ox.ac.uk /aboutoxford/PMs.shtml   (87 words)

  
 Emma (Margot), Countess of Oxford and Asquith
John Singer Sargent's Emma (Margot), Countess of Oxford and Asquith
Margot Asquith, wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the one-time Prime Minster of England between 1909 and 1916.
Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me notes regarding this image.
www.jssgallery.org /Paintings/Mugs/Margot_Asquith.htm   (56 words)

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