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| Herbert Asquith |
|Born||Herbert Henry Asquith|
Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
|Died||1928-02-15 (Age 75)|
Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Balliol College (Oxford), Inns of Court School of Law, City of London School|
UK PM from 1908 1916
Herbert Asquith was a UK politician.
In November 1869, Asquith won a classical scholarship to Balliol College (Oxford). At University he came under the influence of Benjamin Jowett, his philosophy teacher. He took an active role in politics and in 1874 he became president of the Oxford Union. While at university he made friends including Alfred Milner, Andrew C. Bradley, Thomas Herbert Warren, Charles Gore, William P. Ker and William H. Mallock.
|1916||“Lord Milner had just orchestrated a British coup in 1916 ousting Labour’s Herbert Asquith in order to bring Milner’s Round Table group into dominance as a shaper of imperial foreign policy at a pivotal moment in history. This coup allowed this group to define the terms of the Post-war world at Versailles”||Matthew Ehret-Kump|