Anthony Eden's bile duct: portrait of an ailing leader

  title={Anthony Eden's bile duct: portrait of an ailing leader},
  author={Gabriel A. Kune},
  journal={ANZ Journal of Surgery},
  • G. Kune
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • History
  • ANZ Journal of Surgery
This biographical sketch of Anthony Eden was assembled from four biographies of Eden, his own memoirs, historical chronicles and from personal communications. 1–7 Eden was born in 1897. Both sides of his family were from the English ruling class. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He won the Military Cross in 1917 for bravery during active service in World War I. In 1923, he married Beatrice Beckett, the daughter of a staunch conservative, Sir Gervase Beckett Bt. In the same… 
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