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Stanley Baldwin

(1867-1947), Prime Minister

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

Sitter in 76 portraits
Conservative politician and three times Prime Minister during the 1920s and 1930s. Baldwin's premierships saw two major political events, the General Strike and the Abdication of Edward VIII. In both he was a steadying influence and his popular public broadcasts brought the nation through the crises. After 1939, Baldwin was criticised for supposed failures, notably his doomed attempts to appease Adolf Hitler and apparent reluctance to re-arm Britain in the lead-up to war. However recent scholarship has restored his reputation revealing that a rearmament programme was in place by the time of Baldwin's retirement in 1937.

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Stanley Baldwin, by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5030

Stanley Baldwin

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, exhibited 1925
NPG 5030

Stanley Baldwin, by Reginald Grenville Eves - NPG 3551

Stanley Baldwin

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, circa 1933
NPG 3551

Stanley Baldwin, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(12)

Stanley Baldwin

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
NPG 4529(12)

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197712

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s-1910s
NPG x197712

Stanley Baldwin, by Walter Stoneman, published by  J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196376

Stanley Baldwin

by Walter Stoneman, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, 1920; published circa 1930
NPG x196376

Stanley Baldwin, by Unknown photographer - NPG x196115

Stanley Baldwin

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1925
NPG x196115

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8518

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8518

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8519

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8519

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8520

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8520

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8521

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8521

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8522

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8522

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