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Carlton Club
The Carlton Club
Carlton Club
is a gentlemen's club in London
London
which describes itself as the "oldest, and most important of all Conservative clubs in Britain."[1] Membership of the club is by nomination and election only.Contents1 History1.1 Where it was formed 1.2 Carlton Club
Carlton Club
meeting 1.3 Bombing by the Luftwaffe, and move to current building 1.4 Junior Carlton Club 1.5 Bombing by IRA2 Membership 3 Notable members 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Pall Mall with the Carlton Club, photographed by James ValentineThe club was founded in 1832, by Tory
Tory
peers, MPs and gentlemen, as a place to coordinate party activity after the party's defeat over the First Reform Act. It later played a major role in the transformation of the Tory
Tory
party into its modern form as the Conservative Party
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Jim Davidson
James Cameron Davidson, OBE (born 13 December 1953) is an English comedian and presenter. His highest profile roles came on television when he hosted Big Break and The Generation Game
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Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde
Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde CH PC (born 22 February 1960), known informally as Tom Strathclyde, is a British Conservative politician. Lord Strathclyde served in the political role of Leader of the House of Lords
Leader of the House of Lords
from the 2010 general election until January 2013 and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, having been Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords (1998–2010).Contents1 Biography 2 Education 3 House of Lords 4 Marriage and children 5 Outside interests 6 Styles of address and arms6.1 Styles of address 6.2 Arms7 References 8 External linksBiography[edit] Thomas Galbraith was born in Glasgow, the son of Conservative politician Sir Tam Galbraith
Tam Galbraith
and his Belgian wife Simone du Roy de Blicquy. His father was MP for Glasgow
Glasgow
Hillhead from 1948 until his death in 1982
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Alexander Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour Of Burleigh
Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC, JP, DL (13 January 1849 – 6 July 1921) was a Scottish Unionist politician, banker and statesman, who took a leading part in the affairs of the Church of Scotland. He was Secretary for Scotland between 1895 and 1903.Contents1 Background 2 Political career 3 Banking career 4 Other public appointments 5 Honours 6 History of Presbyterianism 7 Family 8 References 9 External linksBackground[edit] The son of Robert Bruce, at one time Tory
Tory
Member of Parliament for Clackmannan, he was born in Kennet in that county and educated at Loretto, Eton and Oriel College, Oxford
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Provisional Irish Republican Army
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(incl. British Army, Royal Ulster Constabulary[5][6][7] Ulster
Ulster
loyalist paramilitaries[8] Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
"Free State" (An Garda Síochána ; Irish Army (Although the IRA's own rules prohibited their Volunteers from carrying out attacks against the "Free State".)The Provisional Irish Republican Army
Irish Republican Army
(IRA or Provisional IRA) was[9][10][11][12] an Irish republican paramilitary organisation that sought end of British involvement in Northern Ireland[13], facilitate the reunification of Ireland
Ireland
and to bring about an independent socialist[2] republic encompassing all of Ireland.[14][15] It was the biggest and most active republican paramilitary group during the Troubles
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William Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman
William Clive Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman, PC, JP, DL (31 December 1864 – 14 August 1935) was a British Conservative politician and peer. He notably served as Home Secretary between 1922 and 1924.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Later life 4 Family 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksBackground and education[edit] Bridgeman was born in London, UK, the son of Reverend Hon. John Robert Orlando Bridgeman, third son of the 2nd Earl of Bradford, and Marianne Caroline Clive. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] While at Cambridge, he played first-class cricket for the Cambridge University Cricket Club.[2] He was also secretary of the Pitt Club.[3] Political career[edit] Bridgeman entered a career in politics early, becoming assistant private secretary to Lord Knutsford, the Colonial Secretary (1889–1892), and then to Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1895 to 1897
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St John Brodrick, 1st Earl Of Midleton
William St John Fremantle Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton, KP PC DL (14 December 1856 – 13 February 1942), known as St. John Brodrick until 1907 and as The Viscount Midleton between 1907 and 1920, was a British Conservative Party and Irish Unionist Alliance politician.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Honours and awards 4 Family 5 Footnotes 6 References 7 External linksBackground and education[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)He came of a Surrey family who in the 17th century, in the persons of Sir St John Brodrick and Sir Thomas Brodrick, obtained grants of land in the south of Ireland
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The Blitz
The Blitz
The Blitz
was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War
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Patrick Buchan-Hepburn
Patrick George Thomas Buchan-Hepburn, 1st Baron Hailes, GBE, CH, PC (2 April 1901 – 5 November 1974)[1] was a British Conservative politician and the only Governor-General of the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–1962).Contents1 Background and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Footnotes 5 References 6 External linksBackground and education[edit] Buchan-Hepburn was the youngest son of Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, 4th Baronet (see Buchan-Hepburn baronets) and his wife Edith Agnes (née Karslake). He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] Career[edit] Buchan-Hepburn was a personal secretary to Winston Churchill and a London County Councillor
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Rab Butler
Hugh GaitskellPersonal detailsBorn Richard Austen Butler (1902-12-09)9 December 1902 Attock Serai, British India (now Attock, Pakistan)Died 8 March 1982(1982-03-08) (aged 79) Great Yeldham, Essex, England, UKPolitical party ConservativeAlma mater Pembroke College, CambridgeRichard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG, CH, PC, DL (9 December 1902 – 8 March 1982), generally known as R. A. Butler and familiarly known from his initials as Rab, was a prominent British Conservative politician
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George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave
George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave, GCMG, PC (23 February 1856 – 29 March 1928) was a British lawyer and Conservative politician. He was Home Secretary
Home Secretary
under David Lloyd George
David Lloyd George
from 1916 to 1919 and served as Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor
of Great Britain from 1922 to 1924 and again from 1924 to 1928.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Family 4 References 5 External linksBackground and education[edit] Cave was born in London, the son of Thomas Cave, Member of Parliament for Barnstaple, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Jasper Shallcrass. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, London
London
and St John's College, Oxford
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Harry Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank
Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank, CH, PC (27 May 1893 – 17 October 1961) was a British Conservative politician. He was Minister of Health between 1951 and 1952 and Leader of the House of Commons between 1951 and 1955.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 Books cited 6 External linksBackground and education[edit] Crookshank was born in Cairo, Egypt, the son of Harry Maule Crookshank and Emma, daughter of Major Samuel Comfort, of New York City. On his father's side, he descended from Alexander Crookshank, of County Longford, Ireland, who represented Belfast in the Irish House of Commons and served as a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford
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Philip Cunliffe-Lister, 1st Earl Of Swinton
Philip Cunliffe-Lister, 1st Earl of Swinton, GBE, CH, MC, PC (1 May 1884 – 27 July 1972), known as Philip Lloyd-Greame until 1924 and as The Viscount Swinton
Viscount Swinton
between 1935 and 1955, was a prominent British Conservative politician from the 1920s until the 1950s.Contents1 Background and early life 2 Political career 3 Family 4 Titles and styles 5 Footnotes 6 References 7 External linksBackground and early life[edit] Born as Philip Lloyd-Greame, he was the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Yarburgh George Lloyd-Greame, of Sewerby House, Bridlington,
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Caen Stone
Caen
Caen
stone (French: Pierre de Caen), is a light creamy-yellow Jurassic limestone quarried in north-western France near the city of Caen. The limestone is a fine grained oolitic limestone formed in shallow water lagoons in the Bathonian
Bathonian
Age about 167 million years ago. The stone is homogeneous, and therefore suitable for carving.Contents1 Use in building1.1 Notable examples2 See also 3 ReferencesUse in building[edit] The stone was first used for building in the Gallo-Roman
Gallo-Roman
period with production from open cast quarries restarting in the 11th century. Shipped to England, Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
and the Tower of London
Tower of London
were all partially built from Caen
Caen
stone
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Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston
Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston, GBE, PC, JP, DL (21 October 1851 – 15 January 1926), born Aretas Akers and known as Aretas Akers-Douglas between 1875 and 1911, was a British Conservative statesman who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 until he was raised to the peerage in 1911. He notably served as Home Secretary under Arthur Balfour
Arthur Balfour
between 1902 and 1905.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Family 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBackground and education[edit] Akers-Douglas was born in West Malling, Kent, the son of Reverend Aretas Akers, parson of West Malling, and his wife Frances Maria, daughter of Francis Holles Brandram. He was educated at Eton and University College, Oxford, before being called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1875
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Ronald McNeill, 1st Baron Cushendun
Ronald John McNeill, 1st Baron Cushendun PC (30 April 1861 – 12 October 1934) was a British Conservative politician.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Cushendun and Glenmona House 4 Family 5 References 6 External linksBackground and education[edit] McNeill was born in Ulster. He was the son of Edmund McNeill DL, JP and Sheriff of County Antrim, and his wife Mary (née Miller). He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1886. In 1888 he was called to the bar in 1888, and started to work as editor of The St James's Gazette (1900–04) as well as assistant editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1906–10).[citation needed] Political career[edit] Having unsuccessfully contested the seats of West Aberdeenshire (1906), Aberdeen South (1907 and Jan 1910), and Kirkcudbrightshire (Dec 1910), McNeill was elected as Unionist Member of Parliament for the St Augustine's division of Kent in 1911
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