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      • Lloyd George Biography in Cartoons
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        The Society is pleased to let members and supporters have details of an important new book on Lloyd George by author Alan Mumford and published by Troubador.

        This review of cartoons of the life of one of the major politicians of the twentieth century is unique in covering Lloyd George from the first cartoon in May 1894 to his death in March 1945.

        The context for the cartoons is provided through a summary of his life, the special features of Lloyd George as an 'outsider' and the social economic and political environment. The book proceeds through the major events in his life - the Boer War, the 1909 Budget and struggle with the House of Lords, the Marconi scandal. His role as 'the man who won the War', as a divisive figure in the Liberal Party and then the initiator of proposals to reduce unemployment is also shown. A further chapter focuses on attempts to portray him as a man playing many parts - snake charmer, music hall performer, revolutionary, Charlie Chaplin.

        This is Alan Mumford's third book of cartoon history. In 2003 Burke's Peerage presened a very different view of Lords and Ladies, through cartoons published over the last 250 years, frequently lending a critical view of events. Beginning with William Hogarth's eighteenth-century depiction of the last Lord to be hanged for treason, they cover amongst other things the activities of the House of Lords and its reform, and many major personalities involved in political life, from the Earl of Beaconsfield (Disraeli) to Asquith, Lloyd George, the Earl of Stockton (Macmillan), Lord Home and Baroness Thatcher. In 2008, he published Tory Blues, a cartoon history of the Conservative Party published by the Political Cartoon Society.

        David Lloyd George: A Biography in Cartoons is available from Troubador for only £20.

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