• Corpus ID: 159416774

Edward Heath: A Biography

@inproceedings{Campbell1993EdwardHA,
  title={Edward Heath: A Biography},
  author={John Edward Campbell},
  year={1993}
}
Edward Heath was the first of three Tory party leaders to break the public school tradition and achieve high office from humble origins. He was an intellectual who believed in one nation at the heart of Europe and the common good before personal gain. Yet, as Prime Minister at a time of flux, everything he tried to achieve led directly to its opposite - Thatcherism. For a man who never married, whose doting mother had waited on him hand and foot, it was a cruel irony to find himself sidelined… 
The Foreign Politics of Opposition: Margaret Thatcher and the Transatlantic Relationship before Power
As Leader of the Opposition, Margaret Thatcher undertook visits across the Atlantic, establishing an international profile and formulating a political narrative that would offer a new economic
‘Victims of our History’? Barbara Castle and In Place of Strife
In Place of Strife came closer to dividing the labour movement than any event since Ramsey McDonald formed his national government in 1931. Drawing on recently released government papers, political
‘Everyone needs a Willie’: The elusive position of deputy to the British prime minister
This article examines the post of deputy to the UK prime minster, an office officially ‘unknown to the constitution’. Employing a largely chronological approach, the article has two key objectives:
Henry Kissinger, Great Britain and the ‘Year of Europe’: The ‘Tangled Skein’
Henry Kissinger's ‘Year of Europe’ was supposed to produce a renewed ‘Atlantic Charter’. Anglo-American differences over the creation of this led to severe discord between the two countries. The
The Power of Oil: Edward Heath, the ‘Year of Europe’ and the Anglo-American ‘Special Relationship’
This article focuses on Anglo-American relations during, what US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger termed, the ‘Year of Europe’. In particular, Anglo-American interaction leading up to, and during,
‘Giving the Russians a Bloody Nose’:1 Operation Foot and Soviet Espionage in the United Kingdom, 1964–71
On 24 September 1971 the British government expelled 105 Soviet diplomats and trade delegation officials resident in the UK. This was a response to the expansion of Soviet espionage in Britain during
Secrets, hostages, and ransoms: British kidnap policy in historical perspective
Abstract Britain has long taken a firm public line against terrorist ransom, insisting that yielding to terrorist demands only encourages further acts of intimidation and kidnapping. Hitherto,
The heath government
This witness seminar on the Conservative government of Edward Heath, 1970–74, was held at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London, on 14 February 1994. It was chaired by Dr Anthony Seldon
Tears, Tantrums, and Bared Teeth: The Emotional Economy of Three Conservative Prime Ministers, 1951–1963
At a cabinet meeting on November 4, 1956, Anthony Eden came face to face with the unravelling of his ill-starred premiership. As two leading cabinet colleagues, Lord Butler and Lord Salisbury,
The break‐up of Britain? Twentieth century perspectives
The three articles which constitute this special section emanate from a oneday conference bearing the same title.' The title draws in part upon Tom Nairn's The Break-up of Britain. First published as
...
1
2
3
4
5
...