Herbert Asquith

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Person.png Herbert Asquith   IMDB NNDB SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornHerbert Henry Asquith
Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died1928-02-15 (Age 75)
Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Alma materBalliol College (Oxford), Inns of Court School of Law, City of London School
SpouseHelen Melland
PartyLiberal Party
UK PM from 1908 1916

Employment.png Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

In office
5 April 1908 - 5 December 1916
Succeeded byDavid Lloyd George

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In office
12 February 1920 - 21 November 1922
Succeeded byRamsay MacDonald

Employment.png UK/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 December 1916 - 14 December 1918

Employment.png Secretary of State for War Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
30 March 1914 - 5 August 1914

Employment.png Leader of the Liberal Party

In office
30 April 1908 - 14 October 1926
Succeeded byDavid Lloyd George

Employment.png Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 April 1908 - 5 December 1916

Employment.png Chancellor of the Exchequer Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
10 December 1905 - 12 April 1908
Succeeded byDavid Lloyd George

Employment.png Home Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 August 1892 - 25 June 1895

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Paisley

In office
12 February 1920 - 4 November 1924

Employment.png Member of Parliament for East Fife

In office
27 July 1886 - 14 December 1918

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.[1]


Related Quotation

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
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