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Liberal Party Life Peers - Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear, Frank Byers, Desmond Banks (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Liberal Party Life Peers - Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear, Frank Byers,...

Liberal Party Life Peers - Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear, Frank Byers, Desmond Banks (Paperback)

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Chapters: Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, Beatrice Seear, Baroness Seear, Frank Byers, Desmond Banks, Baron Banks, Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson, Inga-Stina Robson, Basil Wigoder, Derek Ezra, Baron Ezra, Gruffydd Evans, Baron Evans of Claughton. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (15 April 1887 19 February 1969) was a British politician and the daughter of Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith by his first wife, Helen Kesall Asquith, nee Melland. From 1925, she was entitled to style herself as Lady Violet Bonham Carter. In 1964, she was created a life peer. English actress Helena Bonham-Carter is her granddaughter. She grew up in a heavily political environment, living in Downing Street at the time her father occupied it, and socialised with the key political figures of her day. She did not go to school, but was educated at home by governesses and later sent to Paris and Dresden to improve her languages. Her mother died of typhoid fever when Violet was four, and relations with her stepmother, Margot Asquith, were always tense. As the Liberal Party fell on hard times in the 1920s, she became a tireless defender of her father and his reputation, beginning by campaigning for him at the 1920 Paisley by-election. She was particularly close to Winston Churchill, a leading light in the Liberals during her father's (and Lloyd George's) administration, and formed a lifelong friendship with him. Violet Bonham Carter's family was strongly intertwined with the Liberal Party. Her father is generally considered one of the most successful of British Prime Ministers, especially during the peacetime portion of his premiership (19081914). He was Prime Minister at the beginning of World W...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=235491

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-35459-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-35459-9
Barcode: 9781157354598

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