"Welsh obscurity to notoriety" - Lloyd George, the Boer War, and the North Wales Press
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis book chapter discusses the actions of David Lloyd George (MP for the Carnarvon Boroughs and future Prime Minister) during the Boer War of 1899-1902 as seen by the local North Wales press, The chapter seeks to cast light upon local views of Lloyd George's stance and explain why he was re-elected with an increased majority in the 1900 general election, despite accusations of treason. Newspapers analysed include the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald, the North Wales Times, Yr Herald Cymraeg, the North Wales Chronicle, the Wrexham Advertiser, the North Wales Guardian, the Holyhead Mail and Anglesey Herald, and Y Baner ac Amserau Cymru.
CitationIn J. Hinks & C. Armstrong (Eds.), Book trade connections from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries (pp. 227-246). Delaware; London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2008.
PublisherOak Knoll Press & The British Library
DescriptionThis is the author's PDF version of a book chapter published by Oak Knoll Press & The British Library© 2008.
SponsorsBased on conference paper delivered at the Twenty-second Print Networks Conference on the History of the British Book Trade at the University of Birmingham, July 2005.
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