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The Great War: Politicians


82 People in group

Politicians from all over the world were drawn together from initial secret talks, to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Great Britain began the war under Herbert Asquith, who led a coalition government from 1915, and was then taken over the following year by David Lloyd George and his formation of the War Cabinet.

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 135 portraits
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 216 portraits
Georges Clemenceau

Georges Clemenceau

1841-1929
French statesman
Sitter in 8 portraits
Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson

Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson

1854-1935
Ulster leader and advocate
Sitter in 20 portraits
Bonar Law

Bonar Law

1858-1923
Prime Minister and businessman
Sitter in 27 portraits
David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George

1863-1945
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 132 portraits
Ramsay MacDonald

Ramsay MacDonald

1866-1937
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 67 portraits
Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

1869-1951
Statesman
Sitter in 20 portraits
Leopold Stennett Amery

Leopold Stennett Amery

1873-1955
Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 29 portraits
Thomas Gair Ashton, 1st Baron Ashton-of-Hyde

Thomas Gair Ashton, 1st Baron Ashton-of-Hyde

1855-1933
Politician and Justice of the Peace
Sitter in 7 portraits
George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith

George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith

1861-1942
Industrial arbitrator and civil servant
Sitter in 17 portraits
George Nicoll Barnes

George Nicoll Barnes

1859-1940
Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Glasgow
Sitter in 15 portraits
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

1856-1921
German politician; Chancellor of the German Empire
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alfred Bigland

Alfred Bigland

1855-1936
Politician and industrialist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Henry Birchenough, 1st Bt

Sir Henry Birchenough, 1st Bt

1853-1937
Government advisor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Robert Laird Borden

Sir Robert Laird Borden

1854-1937
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 12 portraits
Louis Botha

Louis Botha

1862-1919
General and South African statesman
Sitter in 8 portraits
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

1838-1922
Jurist, historian and Liberal politician; MP for Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen South
Sitter in 15 portraits