David Lloyd George MP; 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
Prime Minister 1916-22
Liberal Prime Minister 1916-22.
Lloyd George, according to Winston Churchill after his death, ‘was the greatest Welshman which that unconquerable race has produced since the age of the Tudors’. Yet he was born in England at 5 New York Place, Robert Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester on 17 January 1863. His parents, William George, a school teacher, and Elizabeth Lloyd, a […]
The National Sound Archive at the British Library holds various recordings of key Liberal figures.
As we have done in each of the last two Liberal Democrat leadership elections, in 1999 and 2006, the Liberal Democrat History Group has asked both candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership to write a short article on their favourite historical figure or figures - the ones they felt had influenced their own political beliefs most, and why they had proved important and relevant. Their replies are reproduced below. Their heroes? Vaclav Havel, David Lloyd George and Harry Willcock.
Related Journal Articles
Text of an address to mark the centenary of the Government of Ireland Act 1920
Review of Ian Ivatt, The Financial Affairs of David Lloyd George (Welsh Academic Press, 2019)
Editorial; Corrigenda; Lloyd George and the Spanish flu; In memoriam – Paddy Ashdown
Lloyd George, the Game Laws and the campaign for rural land reform in Edwardian England
A review of Lloyd George’s time at the Board of Trade, from 11 December 1905 to 8 April 1908
Review of Richard Wilkinson, Lloyd George: Statesman or Scoundrel (IB Tauris, 2018)
An analysis of the partnership between the Liberal leaders which finally split under the strains of war
The roots of Lloyd George’s political beliefs.
An analysis of Winston Churchill’s and David Lloyd George’s volumes on the First World War.
Review of Alan Mumford, David Lloyd George: A Biography in Cartoons (Matador, 2014).
Review of Travis L. Crosby, The Unknown Lloyd George: a Statesman in Conflict (I. B. Tauris, 2014).
A comparison of the two great wartime leaders
Lloyd George and Basil Zaharoff
Review of Robert Lloyd-George, David & Winston: How a Friendship Changed History (John Murray, 2005).
Review of John Grigg, Lloyd George: War Leader (Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2002).
Review of Antony Lentin, Lloyd George and the Lost Peace: From Versailles to Hitler, 1914-1940 (Palgrave, 2001).
How David Lloyd George was portrayed in cartoons throughout his long career.
An examination of the history of Lloyd George’s constituency at the time when he first represented it.
Report of the Liberal Democrat History Group meeting at the Liberal Democrat conference, 9 March 2013, with Kenneth O. Morgan and David Howarth; chair: Celia, Baroness Thomas.
Review of Roy Hattersley, The Great Outsider: David Lloyd George (Little, Brown, 2010).
One of the greatest Liberal prime ministers, David Lloyd George, was born 150 years ago. Come and discuss his legacy, for the country and for Liberalism, with his biographer Kenneth O. Morgan and David Howarth. Chair: Lady Celia Thomas. A Liberal Democrat History Group / Lloyd George Society meeting.
Owen Lloyd George, the present and 3rd Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, the grandson of Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George, will speak about his famous ancestor at the Kettner Lunch (organised jointly together with the Liberal Democrat History Group) to be held at the National Liberal Club on 15th April. The lunch takes place […]
William Ewart Gladstone, John Maynard Keynes, David Lloyd George or John Stuart Mill: who was the greatest British Liberal? Journal readers voted in the summer to whittle down a long-list of fifteen to these final four. Now, in the final stage, leading politicians and historians make the case for each one, and Journal readers and […]
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