Political Change in Britain, August 1914 to December 1916: Lloyd George Replaces Asquith: the Issues Underlying the Drama

@article{Fry1988PoliticalCI,
  title={Political Change in Britain, August 1914 to December 1916: Lloyd George Replaces Asquith: the Issues Underlying the Drama},
  author={Michael Graham Fry},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={31},
  pages={609 - 627}
}
  • M. G. Fry
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
On 7 December 1916 David Lloyd George became prime minister, leading the second coalition government of the war. No archival sources of significance remain to be consulted to help explain how and why the particular composition of the new government emerged. A great deal has been written on the first years of the war, from many perspectives, but a satisfactory political history of Asquith's two administrations remains to be crafted. A sustained narrative, set in the appropriate context, which… 
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