Clement Attlee

Standard Name: Attlee, Clement


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death Beatrice Webb
Her body was cremated and buried at Passfield Corner, until at Bernard Shaw 's somewhat incongruous suggestion, the ashes of both Webbs were re-buried together in Politicians' Corner, Westminster Abbey, on 12 December 1947...
death Mary Agnes Hamilton
She was buried in Golders Green Cemetery.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Her exceedingly brief obituary in The Times, written by her former boss Clement Attlee (now an earl) called her one of the ablest women who entered...
Employer Mary Agnes Hamilton
In gaining her seat she polled more votes than any woman standing for Labour. As some male Labour MPs wore red ties, she wore red shoes in the House of Commons , and was soon...
Family and Intimate relationships Antonia Fraser
AF 's father, born Francis Aungier (Frank) Pakenham, was an Oxford academic whose subject was politics. He became the seventh Earl of Longford in 1961, but he had already been made Baron Pakenham by Clement Attlee
Family and Intimate relationships Judith Kazantzis
JK 's father, Francis Aungier Pakenham, was an Oxford academic teaching political science when his daughter Judith was born. He was already a maverick: he commanded the Oxford Local Defence Volunteers (later the Home Guard)...
Literary responses Mary Agnes Hamilton
Maurice Percy Ashley in the Times Literary Supplement wrote that this sympathetic biography, while it contained little that was absolutely new, would make valuable reading for all but experts in its subject.
Ashley, Maurice Percy. “Apostle of Disarmament”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1885, p. 177.
David Leslie Murray
Literary responses Mary Agnes Hamilton
Without being lively in the usual sense, wrote the Times Literary Supplement reviewer, the book is live-minded all through.
Fyfe, H. Hamilton. “Labour Member”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 2242, p. 33.
Clement Attlee in Hamilton's Times obituary singled out this book for praise, and within it...
Occupation Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
By 1930, Kingsley Martin , editor of New Statesman and Nation, noted that Time and Tide was one of the leading British weeklies. It was read by the leaders of the country, including Prime...
politics G. B. Stern
As a schoolgirl GBS had a brief spell of interest in politics, when she admired Joseph Chamberlain , wanted to get into parliament, and supported tariff reform. In 1933 she was actually sounded out about...
politics Nina Bawden
Inspired by hearing Aneurin Bevan speak when she was a young evacuee in Wales,
Watts, Janet. “Nina Bawden Obituary”. The Guardian.
NB was passionately involved in the post-war election of 26 July 1945, which returned the Labour Party with a landslide majority...
Reception Eleanor Rathbone
During ER 's lifetime the leaders of both major political parties, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee (whose regard for her was equally high), repeatedly urged her to accept honours of various kinds, but she refused...


24 February 1934: The National Council for Civil Liberties...

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24 February 1934

The National Council for Civil Liberties was founded by journalist Ronald Kidd , who had witnessed the treatment of hunger marchers in London in November 1932.

17 July-2 August 1945: The Potsdam Conference convened to plan the...

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17 July-2 August 1945

The Potsdam Conference convened to plan the Allied occupation of Germany and the enactment of principles agreed on at the Yalta Conference.

26 July 1945: The postwar general election put the Labour...

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26 July 1945

The postwar general election put the Labour Party in power with a landslide victory. Clement Attlee became Prime Minister; prominent in his Cabinet were Herbert Morrison , Ernest Bevin , Hugh Dalton , and Sir...

15-16 August 1945: VJ Day produced two days of celebrations...

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15-16 August 1945

VJ Day produced two days of celebrations for victory over Japan. The king and the new Labour Prime Minister, Clement Attlee , made broadcasts to mark the occasion.

April 1946 : A fact-finding mission for Clement Attlee's...

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April 1946

A fact-finding mission for Clement Attlee 's Labour government visited Tanganyika (now Tanzania) to investigate the feasibility of a large-scale scheme for cultivating groundnuts (peanuts).
Wood, Alan. The Groundnut Affair. Bodley Head.

December 1950: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee flew...

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December 1950

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee flew to Washington, DC, apparently seeking to deflect US President Harry S. Truman from a possible plan to use nuclear weapons against CommunistNorth Korea.

26 October 1951: At the general election the postwar reforming...

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26 October 1951

At the general election the postwar reforming Labour government of Clement Attlee polled the highest number of votes it had ever received, but fewer seats than before: it was ousted by the Conservatives under Winston Churchill


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