Who is Herbert Asquith

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928), generally known as H. H. Asquith, was a British statesman and Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. He was the last Liberal prime minister to command a majority government, and the most recent Liberal to have served as Leader of the Opposition. He played a major role in the design and passage of major liberal legislation and a reduction of the power of the House of Lords. In August 1914, Asquith took Great Britain and the British Empire into the First World War. During 1915, his government was vigorously attacked for a shortage of munitions and the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign. He formed a coalition government with other parties but...
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Herbert Asquith Poems

  • The Fallen Poet
    NOW that the soul has left its throne
    Behind your mortal eyes,
    And light, and colour and sound are gone
    From the body's palaces : ...
  • The Fallen Subaltern
    The starshells float above, the bayonets glisten;
    We bear our fallen friend without a sound;
    Below the waiting legions lie and listen
    To us, who march upon their burial-ground. ...
  • A Ship Sails Up To Bideford
    A ship sails up to Bideford;
    Upon a western breeze,
    Mast by mast, sail over sail,
    She rises from the seas, ...
  • Nightfall
    Hooded in angry mist, the sun goes down:
    Steel-gray the clouds roll out across the sea:
    Is this a Kingdom? Then give Death the crown,
    For here no emperor hath won, save He....
  • The Bather
    THE sea-breeze beating on her brow,
    The foam asurge her shining feet,
    She stood,-a silver Victory,
    Poised high on some Athenian prow, ...
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Cipherstorm: why winston churchill named america’s m4 tank “sherman”: in 1915 a man named winston churchill funded development a giant armored “landship” concept to break through trenches, barbed wire and machine gun nests. prime minister herbert asquith received a…
Rhul_library: on the 24 february 1909, she attempted to present a petition to prime minister herbert asquith. however, she was arrested along with 28 other women and charged with ‘obstructing the police in the execution of their duty.’
Aamanlamba: “an asquith here, a herbert or a napier there. 3 members of parliament fought at gallipoli, 4 future field marshals, governor-generals of new zealand & australia, a future pm of england, eric partridge the lexicographer, w. g. grace’s son & the author of the man-eaters of tsavo.”
Johnsimkin: a team of suffragetts led by jessie kenney and including vera wentworth, mary phillips and elsie howey, decided to target the prime minister, herbert asquith. this included confronting him at church.
Lucylondon7: like his brother, herbert, raymond asquith was also a poet
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Emily Dickinson Poem
What If I Say I Shall Not Wait!
 by Emily Dickinson


What if I say I shall not wait!
What if I burst the fleshly Gate—
And pass escaped—to thee!

What if I file this Mortal—off—
See where it hurt me—That's enough—

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