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 (ăs′kwĭth), Herbert Henry First Earl of Oxford and Asquith. 1852-1928.
British Liberal politician and prime minister (1908-1916) who introduced unemployment insurance and old-age pensions and supported the Parliament Act of 1911, which established salaries for elected members and restricted the power of veto in the House of Lords.
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(Biography) Herbert Henry, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. 1852–1928, British statesman; prime minister (1908–16); leader of the Liberal Party (1908–26)
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(ˈæs kwɪθ)

Herbert Henry (1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith), 1852–1928, British statesman: prime minister 1908–16.
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Asquith deserves to be hanged?" she called back into the sitting-room, and when she joined him, drying her hands, she began to tell him about the latest evasion on the part of the Government with respect to the Women's Suffrage Bill.
"It seems incredible," she went on, "that people should care whether Asquith is in or Austen Chamberlin out, and while you scream yourselves hoarse about politics you let the only people who are trying for something good starve or simply laugh at them.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 25 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith on Sunday paid tribute to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley at the latter's residence and recalled him as 'a man people in Britain treasured'.
(Alliance News) - Insurer and asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen PLC said Wednesday former Schroders PLC finance boss Jonathan Asquith will join the FTSE 100-listed firm as non-executive director from the start of September.
Tom Prydie set up the winning try for Paul Asquith 20 bridgend TRIES: D Cross, O Thomas CONS: O Howe (2) PENS: Howe (2) 25 llanelli TRIES: K Evans, P Asquith, pen try CON: T Prydie PENS: Prydie (2) fORMER Wales wing Tom Prydie broke Bridgend hearts as he cut through five minutes from time to set-up Paul Asquith for a vital try for Llanelli in this huge relegation battle.
Tom Prydie and Paul Asquith conjured up the magic you'd expect from a seven-times Welsh international and Wallabies Sevens star to give Llanelli RFC some breathing space in their Principality Premiership relegation battle.
New Delhi : India on Saturday marked the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith described the tragedy as "shameful act in British-Indian history." Hundreds of Indians were shot dead by British troops 100 years ago on this day in Amritsar city in northern Indian state of Punjab.
But the Welsh side were also guilty of wasting opportunities, with Paul Asquith losing the ball underneath his body as he attempted to slide in early and Dan Jones missing a sitter of a penalty.
Militant suffragette Burkitt, born in Wolverhampton in 1876, was jailed for breaking a window of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith's train.
At a media briefing here, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said the visit comes at a time when the bilateral relationship is in "very, very good health".
The endpapers introduce us to the crew of the 'Ramshackle' not forgetting the parrot and the requisite ship's cat, and throughout Ros Asquith's superb illustrations match the text detail by detail for wonderfully entertaining humour.
Byline: KATRINA ASQUITH Football Correspondent