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Lloyd George: Supreme Tactician and Ambitious Strategist

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first of two case studies of Lloyd George. Discusses his successes at widening the social base of the Liberal Party and at provoking the House of Lords into fighting and losing the constitutional ... More


The Patriot Game: Rhetoric and Heresthetic in the Anglo‐Irish Treaty Negotiations of 1921

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The second of two case studies of Lloyd George. Explains how he was able to enact the Irish Treaty of 1921 in three parliaments and three executives, when he controlled a majority in only one of the ... More


Why Should We Be Beggars with the Ballot in Our Hand?

Iain Mclean and Jennifer Nou

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

1909 Budget and Lords' veto. Land tax. Lloyd George's strategy: partial success 1909 and failure 1914. What the Permanent Secretary was up to. Parliament Act 1911 and royal vetoes. Temporary ... More


Trusteeship as an Institution of International Society

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by pointing out that if the Berlin and Brussels Acts and the experience of the Congo Free State (as discussed in the last chapter) are understood as representing the internationalization of ... More


Winning the war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

At the War Cabinet, David Lloyd George outlined what he regarded as the four alternative policies for Britain with respect to World War I. First was concentration of the entire British forces on the ... More


Churchill and Lloyd George

Grigg John

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George were the two outstanding British politicians of the first half of the twentieth century. Their careers overlapped and interacted to a large degree. During the ... More


Defending the empire

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

In the immediate aftermath of the war, both as a confidante of the Prime Minister and as professional head of the army, Henry Wilson continued to play a central role in the policy-making process. He ... More


The 1909 Challenge to Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how playwrights at the beginning of the 20th century (notably G. B. Shaw and Harley Granville Barker) led the first serious challenge to the system of statutory theatre censorship. ... More


‘Give Pause to the Hardiest Aggressor’: A Guarantee of Peace, 1914–1917

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Soon after the outbreak of the First World War British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey began to insist that the United States would have to guarantee any peace to which it might be a party. ... More


From Bad to Worse: The Liberals 1929–1931

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This period saw a party in its death-throes. Only a year earlier, things had seemed quite promising for the Liberal Party. In October 1926, the party leadership had at last been wrenched from the ... More


The Struggle for Control

Erik Goldstein

in Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the struggle for control in Great Britain's preparation for the 1919 peace conference. Foreign Office Under-Secretary Charles Hardinge had developed a carefully laid plan for ... More


The Hereford Scandal

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Hereford. Prime Minister David Lloyd George nominated Henson despite the objection of the Archbishop of Canterbury. This chapter ... More


The Liberals, Keynes, and the Slump, 1929–31

Peter Sloman

in The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198723509
eISBN:
9780191790287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the Liberal Party’s contribution to economic debate during the 1929 Parliament, its relationship with the minority Labour administration led by Ramsay MacDonald, and its role in ... More


The Development of Wartime Propaganda and the Emergence of the NWAC

in Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318306
eISBN:
9781846317811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317811.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the wartime situation in Great Britain which prompted the establishment of the National War Aims Committee (NWAC). It discusses the negative impact of the failure of the Somme ... More


Defending Economic Internationalism, 1931–5

Peter Sloman

in The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198723509
eISBN:
9780191790287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The early 1930s marked a difficult period for the Liberal Party as the National Government polarized political loyalties, dismantled the free-trade regime established by Peel and Gladstone, and ... More


Britain, France, and Italy Agree to Try the Kaiser

William A. Schabas

in The Trial of the Kaiser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833857
eISBN:
9780191872440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833857.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Attorney General, F. E. Smith, persuades an initially uncertain Imperial War Cabinet of the wisdom of putting Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial. When Georges Clemenceau and Vittorio Orlando meet David ... More


Churchill and Stalin

Robin Edmonds

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The personal relationship between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin of Russia extended just over four years of their long careers, ending with Churchill's departure from Berlin, half-way through ... More


The British Welfare State

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Development of the British welfare state, in regard to three main episodes: the Liberal reforms early in the twentieth century; the Beveridge Report; and the National Health Service, with ... More


Changing Priorities

DAVID R. WOODWARD

in Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123837
eISBN:
9780813134963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the changing priorities of the British government concerning their campaign in World War 1. Prime Minister David Lloyd George wanted the Middle East to become the focus of Great ... More


‘Hang the Kaiser’

William A. Schabas

in The Trial of the Kaiser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833857
eISBN:
9780191872440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833857.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

There is interest in prosecuting war crimes committed by Germany from the first weeks of the war. The execution of Edith Cavell and the sinking of the Lusitania help build public outrage and a desire ... More


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