Arthur James, first Earl of Balfour

Standard Name: Balfour, Arthur James,,, first Earl of


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Cultural formation Lady Cynthia Asquith
Beauman, who uses the title Lovers for one of the chapters in her biography of LCA , also believes that her subject's sexual development was shadowed by her mother's relationships with Arthur Balfour (which puzzled...
Cultural formation Edith Lyttelton
Little is known about EL 's life before she met her famous husband.
An unpublished memoir held by the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College , Cambridge, may provide more information.
Her immediate family...
Education Lady Cynthia Asquith
When she was fourteen, so that she could experience the atmosphere of a girls' school, Cynthia Charteris was sent once a week, on the advice of Arthur Balfour , to Cheltenham Ladies' College .
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton.
Family and Intimate relationships Edith Lyttelton
The mother of Alfred Lyttelton (youngest of twelve children of the fourth Baron Lyttelton) had died six months after he was born. He was a successful lawyer and became a top athlete in English sport...
Family and Intimate relationships Ethel Sidgwick
Henry's wife, Eleanor Sidgwick (known in the family as Nora), was therefore her aunt by marriage. Née Balfour, Eleanor was sister to Arthur J. Balfour , who became Prime Minister. She married Henry Sidgwick in...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Her husband took great interest in other women and was frequently unfaithful. Having married him somewhat reluctantly, she, too, conducted an emotional life elsewhere: Beauman writes that she became pregnant by the writer Wilfrid Blunt
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.
Another friend of EL was the artist Florence Upton , who shared her interest in the supernatural.
Friends, Associates Amabel Williams-Ellis
During Amabel's childhood, visitors to the St Loe Strachey household included the powerful and famous, mostly diplomats, millionaires, politicians.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
She met diplomat Lord Cromer , newspaper proprietor Lord Northcliffe (then Alfred Harmsworth), industrialist Arthur Balfour
Friends, Associates Lady Cynthia Asquith
LCA 's mother invited to Stanway a wide variety of guests: Arthur Balfour , Walter Raleigh , George Wyndham , Harry Cust , Charles Whibley , H. G. Wells , Evan Charteris , Hugh Cecil
Literary responses Lady Cynthia Asquith
Robin Hone , reviewing, found a genial mist of restrained and charitable recollection, which ignored such jarring contrasts as that between this time and the First World War which was to follow, or between D. H. Lawrence
Occupation Mary Agnes Hamilton
MAH sat on the Balfour committee on trade and industry (whose minority report she signed) before she redeemed her former election defeats with success at Blackburn in 1929.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
In her memoirs she argues that the...
politics Dora Sigerson
The Club grew out of the Writers' Club , an organization for women writers in London. It was the brainchild of Constance Smedley , and Writers' Club members who were founding members of the Lyceum...
politics Beatrice Webb
BW was appointed (in one of the last acts of Arthur Balfour 's Conservative government) to a Royal Commission on the Poor Law.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Textual Production Constance Lytton
CL 's letters and papers are mostly at institutions in London. Her manuscript account of her prison experiences, with other papers, is in the Museum of London . Her letters to Arthur James Balfour


1882: The Society for Psychical Research was founded...

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The Society for Psychical Research was founded with the purpose of conducting objective scientific research into supernatural phenomena such as clairvoyance, telepathy, and mediumship.

March 1887: Following his appointment as Chief Secretary,...

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March 1887

Following his appointment as Chief Secretary, Arthur Balfour undertook a policy towards Ireland popularly characterized as killing Home Rule with kindness.

12 July 1902: Arthur James Balfour (Conservative/Unionist)...

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12 July 1902

Arthur James Balfour (Conservative/Unionist) became Prime Minister on the resignation of Lord Salisbury , who was his uncle.

18 December 1902: Balfour's Education Act was passed; it dissolved...

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18 December 1902

Balfour 's Education Act was passed; it dissolved the School Boards and replaced them with Local Education Authorities , which were empowered to provide secondary education.

5 December 1905: Liberal leader Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman,...

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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 .

February 1916: Painter C. R. W. Nevinson scored a great...

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February 1916

Painter C. R. W. Nevinson scored a great success with his first one-man show, at the Leicester Galleries in London, of paintings expressive of the dehumanised violence of modern warfare.


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