The Resource The Chamberlains : Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940, Roger Ward

The Chamberlains : Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940, Roger Ward

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The Chamberlains : Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940
Title
The Chamberlains
Title remainder
Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940
Statement of responsibility
Roger Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Chamberlains were a unique urban dynasty. The locus of their power was the industrial city of Birmingham, the largest in the Midlands. For sixty-four unbroken years, never losing an election, they represented Birmingham in Parliament. The family belonged to the Nonconformist elite, which dominated the city socially and commercially, and rose to prominence under the leadership of the charismatic Joseph - a successful entrepreneur who as Mayor was credited with transforming the city. Joseph entered Parliament as a Radical in 1876, then years later was active in defeating Irish Home Rule and creating the Liberal Unionist party. From 1895 to 1903 he was Colonial Secretary and an aggressive imperialist, eventually splitting his party over tariff reform. His elder son Austen spent his career at the apex of the Conservative party: twice Chancellor of the Exchequer, a distinguished Foreign Secretary, and several times passing up opportunities leading to the premiership. Neville followed closely in his father's footsteps. Entering Parliament late, he became a key figure in inter-war politics - a reforming Minister of Health and a successful Chancellor in the wake of the Great Depression. As Prime Minister from 1937-40 he tragically fell foul of the dictator Hitler, and his policy of Appeasement blighted his reputation
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
941.080922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The Chamberlains : Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940, Roger Ward
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The Chamberlains : Joseph, Austen and Neville, 1836-1940, Roger Ward
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn913848336
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
176 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781554470
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3353254
  • (OCoLC)913848336

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