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Preparing for office: Lord Curzon as acting Foreign Secretary, 1919

Johnson, G 2004, 'Preparing for office: Lord Curzon as acting Foreign Secretary, 1919' , Contemporary British History, 18 (3) , pp. 53-73.

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Abstract

Curzon succeeded Balfour as Foreign Secretary in October 1919. However, during Balfour's absence from London during the Paris Peace Conference, Curzon was responsible for a substantial amount of the decision-making on British foreign policy. Curzon's period as Acting Foreign Secretary is crucial to understanding his general approach to the job as whole, especially his relationship with the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, and with the Cabinet. It also provides a mind map of Curzon's approach to British diplomacy towards Europe and the Empire. The essay is an extension of the author's earlier work on the relationship between Curzon and Lloyd George, and suggests once again that their relationship was more harmonious than has often been portrayed in the past.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary British History
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13619462
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 17:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1273

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