BOOK LEEDS HOTELS

Featured Destination

December 2019: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
More Uk destinations

Herbert Henry Asquith
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Born on 12th of September 1852

Quotes from Herbert Henry Asquith

'Youth would be an ideal state '... More

1852 -1928 English statesman

He was called to the Bar in 1876, he became a QC in 1890 and was a Liberal MP for East Fife (1886-1918). He was Home Secretary (1892-95), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1905-08), and became Prime Minister in April 1908. Most notable for upholding free trade, introducing old age pensions, and the declaration of war (1914). He wrote Memories and Reflections (1928) and his second wife Margot Asquith wrote a lively Autobiography (1922).

Buried here

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Herbert Henry Asquith?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5419 views since 12th February 2007

Brit Quote:
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going - J B Priestley
More Quotes

On this day:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages