British Union of Fascists


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Characters Nancy Mitford
NM is less concerned to depict the evil than the stupidity inherent in fascism and nazism : I don't quite know what an Aryan is.Well, it's quite easy. A non-Aryan is the missing link...
Family and Intimate relationships T. S. Eliot
TSE left England fully determined that this would be the end of his marriage in fact, although his religious beliefs did not permit a divorce. From the USA in February 1933 he instructed his solicitor...
Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Mitford
Three of NM 's sisters took up extreme political positions in the 1930s. Diana , the third in age, left her first marriage to be with Sir Oswald Mosley , leader of the British Union of Fascists
Friends, Associates Violet Trefusis
The following year Lowndes stayed with Trefusis at West Coker Manor.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
At this time VT nurtured her (often edgy) relationship with writer Nancy Mitford , who moved from England to Paris in April...
politics Nancy Mitford
After her experience with Spanish refugees, NM (who had once flirted with the British Union of Fascists ) became a socialist. She put her sister Diana in prison by informing on her: an action which...
politics Doreen Wallace
Twenty or more Blackshirts from the British Union of Fascists set up camp at the Wortham farm of DW and her husband (who were not Fascist sympathisers), claiming to protect the interests of the farmer...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Aldous Huxley
Some critics consider this AH 's finest work, a point of intersection between his social satires and his portraits of cynical characters who eventually journey to mysticism. It has an epigraph from Fulke Greville about...


10 March 1914: A suffragist, Mary Richardson, slashed the...

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10 March 1914

A suffragist, Mary Richardson , slashed the Rokeby Venus (the only known female nude by Velasquez , which shows Venus admiring herself in a mirror) in the National Gallery, London.

27 October 1931: In the general election, the National Coalition...

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27 October 1931

In the general election, the National Coalition Government won a landslide victory (a majority of nearly five hundred seats over the combined opposition) but became much more Conservative in tone than it had been. Most...

1 October 1932: The British Union of Fascists was founded...

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1 October 1932

7 June 1934: Sir Oswald Mosley, former Member of Parliament...

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7 June 1934

Sir Oswald Mosley , former Member of Parliament and founder of the British Union of Fascists (1932), spoke at a demonstration at Olympia Hall, London, attended by 15,000 people.

5 October 1936: A Sunday march of Oswald Mosley's British...

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5 October 1936

A Sunday march of Oswald Mosley 's British Union of Fascists clashed with anti-fascist demonstrators at Cable Street in the East End of London.

Late 1936: The Public Order Act passed through parliament,...

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Late 1936

The Public Order Act passed through parliament, aimed at outbreaks of violence following demonstrations and counter-demonstrations connected with Oswald Mosley 's British Union of Fascists .

17 September 1945: The trial began at the Old Bailey in London...

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17 September 1945

The trial began at the Old Bailey in London of Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce), famous as a wartime anti-British, pro-Hitler broadcaster, who before the war had regularly posed as of British nationality.


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