20th Century British History

Timeline of events with a focus on social reform.

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Life and Labour of the People in London

1889

Publication of first volume of Booth's Life and Labour of the People in London

Poverty: A Study of Town Life

1901

Rowntree publishes Poverty: A Study of Town Life

UK Prime Ministers

UK Prime Ministers of the Twentieth Century

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1905 - 1908

Liberal. Became Prime Minister after Arthur Balfour resigned in 1905. Led the Liberals to victory in the 1906 elections.

Herbert Henry Asquith

1908 - 1916

Liberal. Follower of 'New Liberalism' and former Chancellor. Introduced the Parliament Bill, which became law in 1911 and curtailed the power of the House of Lords.

David LLoyd George

1916 - 1922

Andrew Bonar Law

1922 - 1923