Herbert Henry Asquith

Standard Name: Asquith, Herbert Henry
Used Form: Lord Asquith
Used Form: Prime Minister Asquith


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Characters Cicely Hamilton
Set in the near future, the play builds on the premise that the world has found a way to end technological warfare. It concludes that war is an abhorrent but inevitable part of the human...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Ottoline Morrell
Lady Ottoline Bentinck (later LOM ) met Herbert Henry Asquith . He was married, but she became, according to her own account, really intimate
Darroch, Sandra Jobson. Ottoline: The Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1975.
with him.
Darroch, Sandra Jobson. Ottoline: The Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1975.
31, 35-9, 172-3
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Lady Cynthia Charteris married Herbert Asquith , Beb, the second son of Herbert Henry Asquith and Helen Asquith .
Herbert Henry Asquith (later first Earl of Oxford and Asquith), 1852-1928, was at this time...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Kennedy
Margaret Kennedy married David Davies , a successful barrister who had been a secretary to the former Prime Minister Asquith .
Powell, Violet. The Constant Novelist. W. Heinemann, 1983.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Family and Intimate relationships Iris Tree
IT 's mother, Maud (Holt) Tree , taught classics at Queen's College , Harley Street and harboured the ambition of becoming an academic at Girton College .
Queen's College was founded for the training of...
Family and Intimate relationships Viola Tree
VT and Prime Minister Asquith , who was nearly ten years her senior, shared a particularly close and long-lasting friendship, and he corresponded with her during her time in Italy. She had known him...
Family and Intimate relationships Constance Lytton
The elder of Constance's surviving brothers, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, second Earl of Lytton , a colonial civil servant and diplomat, was also a supporter of the suffrage campaign. He visited Constance in Holloway Prison ,
Lytton, Constance. Prisons and Prisoners. Heinemann, 1914.
Family and Intimate relationships Viola Tree
The wedding attracted so many people that traffic round about St. Martin's Church had for some hours to be diverted.
Beerbohm, Max, editor. Herbert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and of His Art. Hutchinson, 1920.
The best man was Denys Finch Hatton , a friend of Alan Parsons since...
Friends, Associates Edith Lyttelton
EL and her husband were friendly with several prominent politicians, including Herbert Asquith and Arthur Balfour .
Lyttelton, Edith. Alfred Lyttelton: An Account of His Life. Longmans, Green, 1917.
Another friend of EL was the artist Florence Upton , who shared her interest in the supernatural.
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Bloomsbury came to designate a new sensibility in philosophy, literature, art, and politics, and its growth has been linked with the crucial break between the Edwardians and the Georgians, the point when human character...
Friends, Associates Margaret Kennedy
Through her marriage to Davies, Kennedy came into contact with the former Prime Minister Asquith and his family. Her acquaintance with members of high society gave her considerable material for later fiction.
Powell, Violet. The Constant Novelist. W. Heinemann, 1983.
77, 90
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
Her literary friends of a generation before her own included George Meredith , Rhoda Broughton , and Henry James . She participated in the friendship of the two last-named by being regularly at Broughton's house...
Instructor Lady Ottoline Morrell
When she was in her early twenties, William Dalrymple Maclagan , eighty-eighth Bishop of York, supervised her continuing education and prepared regular reading lists for her. And even after this, intellectual men of her acquaintance...
politics Violet Trefusis
She later stated that the experience gave us the momentary thrill of being behind the scenes, though, of course, we saw nothing, not even the dumpy, grumpy figure of the Prime Minister .
Trefusis, Violet, and Philippe Jullian. Don’t Look Round. Hutchinson, 1953.
politics Mary Augusta Ward
MAW persuaded Prime Minister Asquith to reverse his support of women's suffrage; the militant suffrage campaign followed on the realisation of political stalemate that followed.
Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Clarendon Press, 1990.


Spring 1893
Home Secretary Lord Asquith appointed May Abraham and Mary Paterson as the first women factory inspectors.
5 December 1905
Liberal leader Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman , a known supporter of women's suffrage, formed the government of the UK, following the surprise resignation of Conservative Arthur James Balfour .
End of January 1908
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies sent a deputation to discuss the issue of women's suffrage with Herbert Asquith .
7 April 1908
Herbert Henry Asquith (Liberal ) became the British Prime Minister following the resignation of Campbell-Bannerman .
13 June 1908
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies organised a co-ordinated procession in London which included 10,000 women from forty-two organizations.
21 June 1908
The Women's Social and Political Union organised a Woman's Sunday which involved (according to the Times estimate) between 250,000 and 500,000 people, mostly women. The WSPU called it Britain's largest-ever political meeting.
18 September 1909
Women's Social and Political Union members Mary Leigh and Charlotte Marsh , imprisoned in Winson Green , Birmingham, began fasting; they were ordered by Home Secretary Herbert Gladstone to be forcibly fed.
November 1909
The controversial People's Budget of David Lloyd George passed successfully through the House of Commons ; three weeks later, however, it was vetoed by the Lords .
January 1910
A general election was fought in Britain on the issue of Lloyd George 's people's budget of the previous year: the combined Conservative and [Ulster] Unionist Parties came in only two votes behind the Liberals
7 November 1911
The British Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith , told members of the People's Suffrage Federation that his Liberal government would bring forward, next session, a Manhood Suffrage Bill or Reform Bill.
By mid-March 1912
At a period of vigorous suffragist activity, a million British miners had been on strike for three weeks.
11 April 1912
Asquith brought forward the Liberal party 's third Home Rule Bill for Ireland (since 1886) in return for election support from John Redmond of the Irish Party .
“Living Heritage. Parliament and Ireland. Third Home Rule Bill”. www. parliament.uk.
July 1912
The Irish Women's Franchise League organised peaceful protests around Prime Minister Asquith 's visit to Dublin, but English suffragettes travelled to Dublin and demonstrated violently.
After August 1912
James Connolly spoke in favour of women's suffrage at an Irish Women's Franchise League weekly meeting.
14 August 1912
Three English suffragettes jailed for the Asquith incident in Dublin started a hunger strike, demanding recognition as political prisoners; four Irish suffragettes joined the hunger strike next day.