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Herbert Henry Asquith

Herbert Asquith (1852 - 1928) was British Prime Minister between 1908 and 1916. A Liberal, Asquith was however a firm opponent of woman’s suffrage, believing that most women did not really want the vote. In a 1912 letter to Adela Villiers Smith, Schreiner expressed the hope that the Liberal Party would split and that Asquith would join the Conservatives where he “truly belonged”.

For further information see:
Stephen Bates (2006) H.H. Asquith London: Haus
George H. Cassar (1994) Asquith as War Leader London: Hambledon Press
Roy Jenkins (1964) Asquith London: Collins  
Stephen Koss (1976) Asquith London: Allen Lane
H.C.G. Matthew (2004) H ‘Asquith, Herbert Henry, first earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30483
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