Thursday, 18 March 2010

Local Faces - Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928)

So, here's the man that Leonora Cohen threw the brick at. Why?

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith was born in Morley in 1852 and attended the Moravian Scool at Fulneck, Pudsey. He gained a classics scholarship to Balliol and after qualifying as a barrister was elected to parliament as member for East Fife in 1886.
When the liberal party came to government he became Chancellor of the Exchequer and introduced the Old Age Pension and Conscription.
He lost his seat in parliament in 1924 and as a peer entered the House

This piece was hand embroidered on printed fabric by Ena Dunn in 20 hours.

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