Baldwin: A Biography

Baldwin A Biography Stanley Baldwin dominated British politics for fourteen years and was one of the major Conservative prime ministers of the century but past historians have either ignored or denigrated him Yet it is

  • Title: Baldwin: A Biography
  • Author: Keith Middlemas John Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780297178590
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Baldwin: A Biography

    Stanley Baldwin dominated British politics for fourteen years and was one of the major Conservative prime ministers of the century, but past historians have either ignored or denigrated him Yet it is hardly possible to understand the political history of Britain between the wars without a correct reading of his character and achievements In foreign policy Baldwin had toStanley Baldwin dominated British politics for fourteen years and was one of the major Conservative prime ministers of the century, but past historians have either ignored or denigrated him Yet it is hardly possible to understand the political history of Britain between the wars without a correct reading of his character and achievements In foreign policy Baldwin had to contend with Mussolini s invasion of Italy, the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Hitler at home, the General Strike, mass unemployment, the Abdication crisis Barnes and Middlemas have viewed his political career in the light of the social history of the period by extensive use of political diaries, memoirs and private papers The vast and largely untapped documentary evidence available to the authors included the newly opened Cabinet archives, and they have made full use of this material to produce a radical reassessment of Baldwin and his age and an outstanding essay in political biography.

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    1. Bruce

      Stanley Baldwin was the most important political figure in Great Britain in the years between the two World Wars. He literally came out of nowhere, for years he was Parliamentary backbencher andthen junior minister in the Lloyd George Coalition government. Through a combination of circumstances that are two long and intricate to go through he became Prime Minister in 1923 and headed two other Conservative governments before retiring in 1937 after the abdication crisis. After World War II because [...]

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