Fri, May 4, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
The reputations of Britain's two great wartime leaders, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, have known contrasting fortunes since their deaths, not least because of their attitudes towards France and Germany. Lloyd George saw himself as a pro-French politician: France appealed to the old radical, anti-militarist republican in him. But he was also sympathetic to Germany, seeing it as embodying social welfare and national efficiency. As prime minister during the First World War, he inevitaLord Morgan was Fellow and tutor, The Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-89, and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Wales, 1989-95. He has written 30 books on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain, including the Oxford Illustrated History of Britain (over 750,000 copies sold), a history of modern Wales, and biographies of Keir Hardie, Lloyd George, James Callaghan and Michael Foot (Harper Collins, March 2007).