Item description for Asquith (British Prime Minist of the 20th Century) (Life&Times) by Stephen Bates...
Herbert Asquith was a Liberal politician and prime minister from1908-1916. Asquith's administration laid the foundation of Britain's welfare state, but he was plunged into a major power struggle with the House of Lords. The hereditary upper chamber vetoed the budget of 1909, and in 1910 Asquith called and won two elections on this constitutional issue, and the Lords eventually passed the 1911 Parliament Act, ending their veto of financial legislation. Asquith was Prime Minister on the outbreak of World War I, but his government fell in 1916 as a result of the 'Shells Scandal'.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950574 ISBN13 9781904950578
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen Bates
Stephen Bates is "The Guardian"'s religious affairs and royal correspondent. He is a regular broadcaster as well as writer, and has contributed to a wide range of publications, both at home and abroad.