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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.

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine, 12th Bt

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine, 12th Bt

1880-1961
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Ferguson Massey

William Ferguson Massey

1856-1925
Prime Minister of New Zealand; plenipotentiary at the 1919 Peace Conference
Sitter in 15 portraits
Arthur Meighen

Arthur Meighen

1874-1960
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 8 portraits
James Scorgie Meston, 1st Baron Meston

James Scorgie Meston, 1st Baron Meston

1865-1943
Indian civil servant and man of affairs
Sitter in 7 portraits
Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

1854-1925
Public servant and politician, High Commissioner for South Africa
Sitter in 26 portraits
Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris

Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris

1859-1935
Premier of Newfoundland
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir George Halsey Perley

Sir George Halsey Perley

1857-1938
Secretary of State of Canada
Sitter in 7 portraits
(James) Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

(James) Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

1876-1951
Diplomat; Secretary-General of the League of Nations 1920-1933
Sitter in 11 portraits
James Archibald Neil Primrose

James Archibald Neil Primrose

1882-1917
Soldier and Liberal politician; MP for Wisbech
Sitter in 7 portraits
James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell

James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell

1858-1941
Diplomat and scholar
Sitter in 6 portraits
David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda

David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda

1856-1918
Statesman, colliery proprietor and financier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hon. Newton Wesley Rowell

Hon. Newton Wesley Rowell

1867-1941
Canadian diplomat
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sergey Dmitriyevich Sazonov

Sergey Dmitriyevich Sazonov

1860-1927
Politician; Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Philip Schreiner

William Philip Schreiner

1857-1919
South African lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

1859-1942
Politician; President of the Board of Agriculture
Sitter in 30 portraits
Satyendra Prasanno Sinha, 1st Baron Sinha of Raipur

Satyendra Prasanno Sinha, 1st Baron Sinha of Raipur

1863-1928
Indian statesman
Sitter in 15 portraits
Jan Christian Smuts

Jan Christian Smuts

1870-1950
Prime Minister of South Africa, Field Marshal and writer on evolution
Sitter in 41 portraits
Lancelot Storr

Lancelot Storr

1874-1944
Lieutenant-Colonel; Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet
Sitter in 7 portraits
William George Tyrrell, 1st Baron Tyrrell

William George Tyrrell, 1st Baron Tyrrell

1866-1947
Diplomat; Head of Political Intelligence Department 1916-19
Sitter in 13 portraits
James William Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater

James William Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater

1855-1949
Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter associated with 29 portraits