David Lloyd George

Standard Name: Lloyd George, David


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Characters Pat Barker
This book incorporates the experiences, not only of writers turned soldiers and medical scientists turned enablers of fighting, but also of pacifist agitators. The character Beattie Roper is based on the historical Alice Wheeldon ...
Family and Intimate relationships Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
The couple had met for the first time at Percy Alden 's Canning Town Settlement in 1899, when Emmeline and Mary Neal had brought the Dramatic Society of the Espérance Working Girls' Club to Alden's...
Friends, Associates Elinor Glyn
Thnere she met Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George , who helped to engineer the Versailles Peace Treaty. Her staunchly conservative views made it matter for surprise that she found him much smarter [in appearance]...
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Rathbone
This work was an extension of a declaration released by the press on 31 January 1937. In that declaration, signatories including the Duchess of Atholl , Winston Churchill , David Lloyd George , Robert Cecil
Occupation Gillian Clarke
She and Meic Stephens had first seen the house in August 1989: a building of Queen Anne appearance, with some parts dating from more than a century earlier, once owned by David Lloyd George ...
Occupation Elinor Glyn
The only other woman to witness the signing was Frances Stevenson , mistress of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George .
politics Beatrice Webb
The name reflects a panic about national absence of efficiency, a panic aroused by experience in the Second South African War. The club lasted for about five years, meeting at a tavern and numbering among...
politics Dorothy Wellesley
By the time DW wrote her autobiography she was a nostalgic reactionary, regretting the days of powerful great families in great country houses, when the servants arrived at morning prayers in order of precedence, with...
politics Isabella Ormston Ford
IOF marched in a London procession in support of the Conciliation Bill (which had just been dropped from parliament's schedule by Lloyd George for the second year running); she urged both militants and constitutionalists alike...
politics Margaret Kennedy
MK 's marriage to a former secretary for the Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith (1909-1916) solidified her allegiance to the Liberal party, though she never took an active role in it. (Asquith's term was...
politics Constance Lytton
CL , with ten other militant suffragettes, was detained after causing a disturbance at a visit of David Lloyd George to Newcastle.
The word suffragette, despite its apparently demeaning diminutive, was at the...
politics Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
The group's agenda was to obtain legislative improvements in child-assault laws, the position of unmarried mothers, equality of both parents in guardianship rights, equal pay for teachers, equal civic service opportunities for women and men...
politics Evelyn Sharp
Later, from 1910 to 1913, she was secretary of the Kensington branch of the WSPU . She was present (as reported by Violet Hunt ) at the suffrage meeting in the Albert Hall in early...
Publishing Annie S. Swan
Sir William Robertson Nicoll , friend of ASS and power behind the The British Weekly: A Journal of Social and Christian Progress (which was published at London by Hodder and Stoughton ), proposed to her...
Reception Rosita Forbes
Signatures were gathered for a presentation volume for RF ; early signatories were the Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister . The presentation was made at a reception attended by peers, peeresses, and bishops...


8 December 1908
David Lloyd George denounced suffragette militancy at a meeting of the Women's Liberal Federation .
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
28 July 1910
Lloyd George announced in the House of Commons that the Conciliation Bill on suffrage would receive no more attention that session.
20 December 1910
A general election resulted in a tie between the Liberal and Tory parties.
29 May 1911
Lloyd George announced that the Government would not give full facilities to the Conciliation Bill (on suffrage) during the current session, but would do so in the next session.
10 August 1911
The Parliament Act passed the House of Lords , bringing about some curtailment in that body's powers.
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.
16 December 1911
The National Insurance Act received Royal Assent; it introduced maternity benefits (payable to husbands) and covered manual workers from sixteen to seventy employed in certain industries subject to recurrent unemployment.
February 1913
The Women's Social and Political Union began a concerted campaign of destruction of public and private property.
Hume, Leslie Parker. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, 1897-1914. Garland, 1982.
26 May 1915
Herbert Henry Asquith formed a wartime Coalition government.
7 December 1916
Two days after Asquith resigned from the leadership of the British wartime coalition government, David Lloyd George became Prime Minister.
13 January 1917
Working-class ex-suffragist Alice Wheeldon was arrested on the testimony of intelligence agents posing as conscientious objectors, along with her two daughters and a genuine conscientious objector they were harbouring.
14 December 1918
The post-war general election (sometimes called the coupon election) was the first in which some British women (those over thirty with a property qualification of their own or their husband's) voted.
12 January 1919
David Lloyd George 's arrival in Paris for the peace conference provoked immediate controversy when he requested that all British dominions should be represented by their own delegations.