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Carlton Club
The CARLTON CLUB is a gentlemen\'s club in London
London
which describes itself as the "oldest, and most important of all Conservative clubs." Membership of the club is by nomination and election only. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Where it was formed * 1.2 Carlton Club meeting * 1.3 Bombing by the Luftwaffe, and move to current building * 1.4 Junior Carlton Club * 1.5 Bombing by IRA * 2 Membership * 3 Notable members * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Pall Mall with the Carlton Club, photographed by James Valentine The club was founded in 1832, by 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 party into its modern form as the Conservative Party
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John Colomb
COLOMB is a surname, and may refer to: PEOPLES * Friedrich August Peter von Colomb (1775-1854), Prussian general * Gregory G
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Political career * 3 Cushendun
Cushendun
and Glenmona House * 4 Family * 5 References * 6 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONMcNeill was born in Ulster
Ulster
, 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
Christ Church, Oxford
, graduating in 1886. After being called to the bar in 1888, he worked as editor of The St James's Gazette (1900–04) as well as assistant editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
(1906–10)
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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 . He is also a stand-up comedian and writer, developing adult pantomime shows such as Boobs in the Wood and Sinderella, both of which have played to sell-out audiences. Davidson has become known for his use of controversial jokes about women, ethnic minorities, gay people and disabled people, although he denies accusations that he is prejudiced against these groups
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Edward Stanley, 17th Earl Of Derby
EDWARD GEORGE VILLIERS STANLEY, 17TH EARL OF DERBY KG GCB GCVO TD KStJ PC JP (4 April 1865 – 4 February 1948), styled MR EDWARD STANLEY until 1886, then THE HON EDWARD STANLEY and finally LORD STANLEY from 1893 to 1908, was a British soldier, Conservative politician, diplomat, and racehorse owner. He was twice Secretary of State for War and also served as British Ambassador to France . CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Military career * 3 Political career * 4 Other public positions * 5 Horse racing * 6 Family * 7 Screen portrayals * 8 Notes * 9 Books Used for Citations * 10 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONDerby was born at 23 St James\'s Square , London, the eldest son of Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby , by his wife Lady Constance Villiers
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Caen Stone
CAEN STONE or Pierre de Caen, is a light creamy-yellow Jurassic limestone quarried in north-western France near the city of Caen
Caen
. The limestone is a fine grained oolitic limestone formed in shallow water lagoons in the Bathonian Age about 167 million years ago. The stone is homogeneous, and therefore suitable for carving. CONTENTS* 1 Use in building * 1.1 Notable examples * 2 See also * 3 References USE IN BUILDINGThe 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
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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Rab Butler
Hugh Gaitskell PERSONAL DETAILS BORN Richard Austen Butler (1902-12-09)9 December 1902 Attock Serai , India (now Attock, Pakistan
Pakistan
) DIED 8 March 1982(1982-03-08) (aged 79) Great Yeldham , England
England
, UK POLITICAL PARTY Conservative ALMA MATER Pembroke College, Cambridge
Pembroke College, Cambridge
RICHARD 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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The Blitz
THE BLITZ refers to bombing by the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
(German Air Force) over Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War
Second World War
. The term was first used by the British press as an abbreviation of Blitzkrieg (lightning war). The Germans conducted a mass air offensive against industrial targets, towns and cities, which began with raids on London towards the end of the Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
, a battle for air superiority over the United Kingdom. By September 1940 the Luftwaffe had failed to gain air superiority and the German air fleets (Luftflotten ) were ordered to attack London
London
, to draw RAF
RAF
Fighter Command into a battle of annihilation
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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 between 1935 and 1955, was a prominent British Conservative politician from the 1920s until the 1950s. CONTENTS * 1 Background and early life * 2 Political career * 3 Family * 4 Titles and styles * 5 Footnotes * 6 References * 7 External links BACKGROUND AND EARLY LIFEBorn as PHILIP LLOYD-GREAME, he was the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Yarburgh George Lloyd-Greame, of Sewerby House , Bridlington
Bridlington
, Yorkshire
Yorkshire
(1840–1928) by his wife Dora Letitia O'Brien, daughter of the Right Reverend James Thomas O\'Brien , Bishop of Ossory
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Provisional Irish Republican Army
Irish republicanism
Irish republicanism
Socialism
Socialism
LEADERS IRA Army Council SIZE 30,000 during the troubles in addition to an unknown number of 'auxiliary' or 'second-line' members ORIGINATED AS Irish Republican Army
Irish Republican Army
(IRA) OPPONENTS * British Army
British Army
* Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
* Ulster
Ulster
loyalist paramilitaries The PROVISIONAL IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY (PROVISIONAL IRA) was an Irish republican paramilitary organization that sought to remove Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
from the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and to bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland
Ireland

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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. CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Political career * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 Books cited * 6 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONCrookshank was born in Cairo
Cairo
, Egypt
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
County Longford
, Ireland
Ireland
, who represented Belfast in the Irish House of Commons and served as a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland
Ireland

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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). CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Education * 3 House of Lords
House of Lords
* 4 Marriage and children * 5 Outside interests * 6 Styles of address and arms * 6.1 Styles of address * 6.2 Arms * 7 References * 8 External links BIOGRAPHYThomas Galbraith was born in Glasgow
Glasgow
, the son of Conservative politician Sir Tam Galbraith
Tam Galbraith
and his Belgian wife Simone du Roy de Blicquy
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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 and politician 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. CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Political career * 3 Family * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONAkers-Douglas was born in West Malling
West Malling
, Kent
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
University College, Oxford
, before being called to the Bar , Inner Temple , in 1875
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Background and education * 2 Political career * 3 Family * 4 References * 5 External links BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONCave was born in London
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 and St John\'s College, Oxford
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Pall Mall, London
PALL MALL /ˌpæl ˈmæl/ is a street in the St James\'s area of the City of Westminster
Westminster
, Central London. It connects St James\'s Street to Trafalgar Square and is a section of the regional A4 road . The street's name is derived from "pall-mall ", a ball game played there during the 17th century. The area was built up during the reign of Charles II with fashionable London
London
residences. It became known for high-class shopping in the 18th century, and gentlemen\'s clubs in the 19th. The Reform , Athenaeum and Travellers Clubs have survived to the 21st century. The War Office was based on Pall Mall during the second half of the 19th century, and the Royal Automobile Club
Royal Automobile Club
's headquarters have been on the street since 1908
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London
LONDON (/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London
London
has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it Londinium . London's ancient core, the City of London
London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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