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British Political Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary

Keith Laybourn (Editor), Laybourn


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These leaders guided the nation through the loss of empire, through two devastating world wars, and into a new role as members of the European Union. In clear, accessible language, this new dictionary shows how in the 18th century, and to a lesser extent in the 19th century, many of Britain's top leaders were linked more closely by family and factional interests than by party. It also illustrates--and helps to explain--the rise of the Labour Party and the emergence of New Labour.

ABC-CLIO, 9781576070437, 363pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2001

About the Author

Keith Laybourn is professor of history at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England.