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Herbert Asquith History

Liberal politician and Prime Minister from 1908-1916. Faced confrontation with the suffragettes, Irish demands for Home Rule, and the crisis that led to the First World War. Created the Parliament Act 1911, limiting the power of the Lords. Asquith declared war on the German Empire on 4 August 1914 in response to the German invasion of Belgium. Formed coalition government in 1915 but was replaced by Lloyd George in 1916.

History of the Oxford and Asquith, 1st Lord (1852-1928), earlier Herbert Asquith

The following commentary about Oxford and Asquith, 1st Lord (1852-1928), earlier Herbert Asquith in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): British politician. Prime Minister 1908 – 1916.

Elected as Liberal MP for East Fife in 1886. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1905-1908), and as Prime Minister (1908-1916).

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