Herbert Asquith
Herbert Henry Asquith
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office:

April 5, 1908 - October 22, 1920

Preceded by: Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Succeded by: David Lloyd George
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office:

December 10, 1905 - April 12, 1908

Preceded by: Austen Chamberlain
Succeded by: David Lloyd George
Home Secretary
In office:

August 18, 1892 - June 25, 1895

Preceded by: Henry Matthews
Succeded by: Matthew White Ridley

September 12 1852, Morley, Yorkshire

Died February 15 1928, Sutton Courtney, Berkshire
Nationality: British
Political party: Liberal

Helen Melland (1877 - 1891)

Margot Tennant (1894 - 1928)

Children: None
Alma mater:

Magdalen College, Oxford

Occupation: Politician
Religion: Anglican

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (September 12, 1852 - February 15, 1928) was a British Liberal politicial and statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1920. He was the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century serving over 12 years 6 months. As Prime Minister he led the Liberal Party to a series of domestic reforms, including social insurance and a reduction in power of the House of Lords.

Irish Home Rule was another important issue, and despite a long political battle Irish Home Rule was finally introduced in January 1918.

He later led the United Kingdom through the Great War, and the immediate postwar period.

Childhood, education and legal career

Marriages and affairs

Early political career

Prime Minister (1908 - 1920)

Liberal Reforms

House of Lords

Women's suffrage


The Great War

Post War

Later Life (1920 - 1928)

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