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The Great War: Politicians


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.

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 9 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
George Cave, Viscount Cave

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits
Count Sutemi Chinda

Count Sutemi Chinda

1856-1929
Japanese ambassador to London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Henry Clark

Sir William Henry Clark

1876-1952
Civil servant and diplomat
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Joseph Cook

Sir Joseph Cook

1860-1947
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Herbert James Creedy

Sir Herbert James Creedy

1878-1973
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits
Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

1883-1915
Soldier and Conservative politician; MP for Cardiff
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt

Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt

1852-1932
Diplomat
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Bt

Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Bt

1876-1957
Civil servant
Sitter in 7 portraits
Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

1865-1948
Politician, Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier
Sitter in 45 portraits
Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Viscount Devonport

Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Viscount Devonport

1856-1934
Grocer and Liberal politician; MP for Devonport and Minister of Food Control
Sitter in 11 portraits
William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham

William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham

1853-1920
Politician; President of the Local Government Board and Minister of Information
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Francis Edmund Hugh Elliot

Sir Francis Edmund Hugh Elliot

1851-1940
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alfred Emmott, 1st Baron Emmott

Alfred Emmott, 1st Baron Emmott

1858-1926
Politician and cotton manufacturer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Thomas Robinson Ferens

Thomas Robinson Ferens

1847-1930
Businessman, politician and philanthropist
Sitter in 3 portraits