Aneurin Bevan

Standard Name: Bevan, Aneurin
Used Form: Nye Bevan


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Friends, Associates Muriel Box
After they moved to Mill Hill, the Boxes became good friends of the Labour politicians Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee , through the fact that the two husbands shared the same physiotherapist. They were...
Friends, Associates Naomi Mitchison
Her Labour Party activism brought NM various somewhat unlikely friends, such as Stafford Cripps , Aneurin Bevan , and Jennie Lee .
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz.
Intertextuality and Influence Amabel Williams-Ellis
This work was shaped by her observations at Independent Labour Party summer schools; she incorporates portraits of her then-colleagues the future Fascist Oswald Mosley and Labour leader Aneurin Bevan . The novel is concerned with...
Occupation George Orwell
For about eighteen months from November 1943 he was literary editor of Aneurin Bevan 's left-wing journal Tribune, to which he also contributed a weekly column.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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...
politics Muriel Box
During the late 1950s and early 1960s MB became involved with several political causes. She joined the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and was arrested and roughed up by the police on a demonstration of...
politics Margaret Forster
Politics entered the young MF 's life with the General Election of October 1951. She ascertained that her mother was a Conservative (just as she was a great supporter of the royal family) because Conservatives...
politics Eleanor Rathbone
ER was even-handed in her actions. During the same year she outspokenly criticised Labour idol Aneurin Bevan for what she regarded as a childish display of machismo in irrelevant point-scoring against Churchill . She accused...
Textual Production Sue Townsend
ST published True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend (in the same year as her overtly political Mr. Bevan 's Dream).
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Sue Townsend
In Mr. [Aneurin] Bevan 's Dream: Why Britain Needs Its Welfare State, ST wrote and published an impassioned defence of the welfare state.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Margaret Forster
This examines the lives of Mary Livingstone (mid-Victorian daughter of a missionary in Africa, who married the more famous missionary David Livingstone , a colleague and protégé of her father), Fanny Stevenson (late Victorian...


July 1928: Jennie Lee, a Scottish coalminer's daughter,...

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July 1928

Jennie Lee , a Scottish coalminer's daughter, was selected as Labour candidate for the constituency of Lanarkshire; she was elected to the House of Commons as its youngest member in a by-election in February...

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.

February 1936: The awesome trio of political theorist Harold...

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February 1936

The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .

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

3 November 1956: Prime Minister Anthony Eden made one of a...

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3 November 1956

Prime Minister Anthony Eden made one of a series of ministerial broadcasts on the recent Suez crisis, which was covered by BBC television and ITV as well as the BBC radio service at home and...

4 October 1957: At the Labour Party conference at Brighton...

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4 October 1957

At the Labour Party conference at Brighton Aneurin Bevan revealed that the party's executive committee was against the policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament.


Bevan, Aneurin, and Tam Dalyell. Weapons for squalid and trivial ends. Guardian News and Media, 2007.