Sunday, August 07, 2016

Today -100: August 7, 1916: Of lords-lieutenantses and progressives

Since Lloyd George’s Home Rule plan seems to have collapsed, in part because he gave different versions of it to each side, Asquith reappoints Baron Wimborne as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, an antiquated post that was supposed to be abolished.

The Democrats claim that many Progressives, especially on the West Coast, will be supporting Woodrow Wilson in November.

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