WorldOfBooks
Free Delivery In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Mr Balfour's Poodle: Peers v. People: Peers Versus People By Roy Jenkins

Mr Balfour's Poodle: Peers v. People: Peers Versus People
by Roy Jenkins

A reissue of Roy Jenkins's classic account of the struggle between Commons and Lords, with an updated introduction from the author.
Only 0 left

Add to Wishlist

Mr Balfour's Poodle: Peers v. People: Peers Versus People Summary


'The House of Lords', said Lloyd George in one of his great platform orations of the years before 1914, 'is not the watchdog of the Constitution; it is Mr Balfour's poodle.' And it yapped at the heels of the Liberal Government of 1906 until one of the most bitter and prolonged constitutional struggles of modern English history was precipitated. This is the definitive account of the constitutional struggle between the Liberal Government of the early years of the 20th century and the House of Lords, one of the dramatic periods of the last century's political life. The battle started with the introduction of the 'People's Budget' of 1909 and continued through two general elections until in 1911 the Lords finally accepted the Parliament bill by a majority of seventeen. 'A brilliant and instructive book' A. J. P. Taylor 'This is a very good book - wise, readable, and full of those touches which betoken a lively mind.' Sunday Times

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

Sku
GOR003235371
Title
Mr Balfour's Poodle: Peers v. People: Peers Versus People
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
336
ISBN 10
0333766814
ISBN 13
9780333766811
Prizes
N/A
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.