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Class versus Community: The General Strike

MATTHEW GRIMLEY

in Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State Between the Wars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270897
eISBN:
9780191709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270897.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers how the General Strike (and wider coal strike) was instrumental in the development of William Temple's ideas on national community, and his rejection of pluralism. It examines ... More


‘A Genuine and Energetic League of Nations Policy’: Lord Robert Cecil and the Treaty of Mutual Assistance, 1922–1923

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/9780199226733.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The success of the League was widely seen as depending on its formulating a scheme for international disarmament. Lloyd George had this in the back of his mind when offering a security treaty to ... More


The National Government and the Calling of the Election

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/9780198202189.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An unequivocal statement was issued by Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, and Sir Herbert Samuel on August 1931. Within six weeks, however, the Cabinet had decided to fight a general election under ... More


Baldwin’s party?

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Stanley Baldwin’s leadership is generally portrayed as being integral to the Conservative party’s success between the wars, unifying the disparate factions within the party, and creating a ... More


How Churchill Became Prime Minister

Robert Blake

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/9780198206262.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill was 54 when the Conservative Party narrowly lost the general election of June 1929 to a combination of Labour and Liberals. He had held all the principal offices of state except ... More


The oratory of Stanley Baldwin

Andrew Taylor

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Baldwin is a central figure in the emergence of modern Conservative and British politics. Despite denying being an orator, Baldwin’s public utterances are often cited as critical in developing and ... More


Holding the Line: The National Parties during the Campaign

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/9780198202189.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The National Government entered Britain's general election campaign in the full expectation of victory, and the more aware — or candid — Labourites shared their assurance. The Government's leaders ... More


Churchill and India

Sarvepalli Gopal

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/9780198206262.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

During the ten months he spent in India as a young army officer, Winston Churchill saw little of the country except military barracks, polo grounds, and government houses. However, the views he ... More


The Parties' Election Programmes

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/9780198202189.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The election manifestos of Britain's political parties in 1931 did not attain a mass readership. However, in so far as they informed the policy basis of each party's campaign, and of each candidate's ... More


‘Judge a man by his character and his party by its record’, 1918–1939

David Thackeray and Richard Toye

in Age of Promises: Electoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843030
eISBN:
9780191878930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843030.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Manifestos became increasingly central to the electoral campaign and the parties’ efforts to develop a ‘national’ rather than purely sectional appeal after 1918. The party leader’s ... More


The Criterion, the English Trotsky and the Idea of Europe

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the moment in which T.S. Eliot came to identify the Russian Revolution as the main event of the war and the motive for a re-evaluation of Europe’s position in the world. Eliot’s ... More


The volunteers' farewell: closing rituals, genteel ironies

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

‘The volunteers’ farewell: closing rituals, genteel ironies’ recounts the activities and perspectives of volunteers, Government officials, the Church, strikers, and various media at the end of the ... More


The Ruralist and the Premier

Stuart Sillars

in Picturing England between the Wars: Word and Image 1918-1940

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198828921
eISBN:
9780191938351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828921.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The novels of Mary Webb were relatively unknown until they were the subject of a speech by the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. He praised their qualities as something uniquely English in their close ... More


The World Crisis and the National Government, 1931–3

David French

in Deterrence, Coercion, and Appeasement: British Grand Strategy, 1919-1940

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192863355
eISBN:
9780191954245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863355.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

The inability of British policy-makers in the 1930s to sustain the benign international system which contributed so much to the security of the British Empire in the 1920s was only partly because the ... More


‘I wish I saw a real policy emerging, but frankly I don’t’: The Baldwin Government, 1935–7

David French

in Deterrence, Coercion, and Appeasement: British Grand Strategy, 1919-1940

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192863355
eISBN:
9780191954245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863355.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

The Stresa front was intended to be the lynchpin of a strategy to contain Hitler and eventually persuade him to return to the conference table and settle all outstanding questions by peaceful ... More


Founding the Bonar Law Memorial College at Ashridge

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the story of Ashridge College, founded as a monastery in the 13th century and purchased in 1928 by J.C.C. Davidson, then Conservative party Chairman, who transformed it into a ... More


Emergent Democracy: The Period up to 1945

Lucy Atkinson, Andrew Blick, and Matt Qvortrup

in The Referendum in Britain: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198823612
eISBN:
9780191862229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823612.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 1 considers how the idea of using referendums came onto the political agenda, and how on a number of occasions its imminent entry into use seemed plausible but did not take place. Important ... More


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