Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ian Packer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ian Packer
    Pages 3-18
  4. Ian Packer
    Pages 19-40
  5. Ian Packer
    Pages 41-63
  6. Ian Packer
    Pages 64-90
  7. Ian Packer
    Pages 91-108
  8. Ian Packer
    Pages 109-114
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 115-135

About this book


One of the most charismatic and controversial of British politicians, David Lloyd George had a profound impact on the country; as a Welsh radical, as an Edwardian social reformer and as 'the man who won the war'.

Lloyd George was centrally involved in all the major national issues of the early twentieth century, and in the aftermath of World War I he played a crucial role at the Versailles peace conference and on the world scene of the early 1920s. His life is fascinating in itself and highly valuable as a means to understanding a crucial era in British history. Students hoping to understand the politics of the period that decisively ushered in the British experience of the welfare state, and, through the emergencies provoked by the Great War, a new and highly obtrusive role for government, will find Dr. Packer's book an invaluable aid.


British History First World War government politics World War I history of literature knowledge peace play politics reform time twentieth century understanding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Modern HistoryThe Queen’s University of BelfastUK

About the authors

DR IAN PACKER is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Humanities at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lloyd George
  • Authors Ian Packer
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65058-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65059-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26998-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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