Author:The Earl Of Oxford and Asquith, K. G


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Memories and Reflections 1852 - 1927 (Two Volumes)

By: The Earl Of Oxford and Asquith, K. G.

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Little, Brown & Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003630

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

The First Earl of Oxford, H. H. Asquith, had a very diverse life, public and private. This memoir starts with his earliest years, including schooling. He was a British politician, elected to the House of Commons in 1886, where he served as home secretary (1892 - 95) . A leader of the Liberal Party, he became prime minister in 1908. His plan to limit the powers of the House of Lords was enacted by the Parliament Act of 1911. He led Britain in the early years of World War I, but domestic crises combined with British losses in the war led to widespread dissatisfaction. He resigned in 1916 but rem... View more info