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By MICHAEL MCMENAMIN
How Lord Alfred Douglas was convicted and sent to jail, but was mollified by later events; how he praised his former enemy, and was forgiven.
Tags: Arthur Balfour, Battle of Jutland, Cecil Hayes, Douglas Hogg, Edward Packe, Ernest Cassel, Harold Spencer, Lord Alfred Douglas, Michael McMenamin, Winston S. Churchill,
By MICHAEL MCMENAMIN
How Winston Churchill was invited to opine, and Lord Alfred Douglas was affronted by what he saw as an obvious conspiracy with Jewish financiers.
Tags: Alfred Fripp, Arthur Balfour, Arthur Comyns Carr, Battle of Jutland, Ernest Cassel, Lord Alfred Douglas, Michael McMenamin, Patrick Hastings, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
The Churchills, father and son, had close friendships with prominent, talented Jews. One was Nathaniel Mayer “Natty” Rothschild, First Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the famous banking family. He was the first Jewish member of the House of Lords. Another was Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, also of Jewish origin, though he became a Catholic in 1880. A renowned merchant banker and financier, Sir Ernest was young Winston’s mentor, financial consultant and lifelong friend.
Tags: Aswan Low Dam, Clementine Churchill, Edwina Mountbatten, Ernest Cassel, Frances Duchess of Marlborough, John Strange Spencer Churchill, King Edward VII, Lord Alfred Douglas, Lord Randolph Churchill, Marquess of Queensberry, Maurice de Hirsch, Mountbatten of Burma, Nathaniel “Natty” Rothschild, National Bank of Egypt, Oscar Wilde, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Stafford’s description of this critical year is masterful. In 1921 the former “bold, bad man” of British national life rose above his reputation as a war-mongering opportunist. The picture is of a reflective and vulnerable man of character, strengthened by every reverse—a man of vision and, to a few observers, “a prime minister in the making.” Really good books about Churchill are scarce these days, and deserve full appreciation. This one belongs on any list of the top twenty specialized studies.
Tags: Balfour Declartion, Cairo Conference, Chaim Weizmann, Clare Sheridan, Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Eddie Marsh, Ernest Cassel, F.E. Smith, Gertrude Bell, Herbert Lionel Vane-Tempest, Iraq, Irish Treaty, Jordan, King Faisal, Lady Randolph Churchill, Marigold Churchill, Max Beaverbrook, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Singapore, T.E. Lawrence, Two-Power Standard, Washington Naval Treaty, Winston S. Churchill,