Fri, August 31, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
Born in 1848, Arthur James Balfour was the scion of two great families, the Scottish Balfours and the English Cecils. 'AJB' became Prime Minister in 1902. Despite high hopes, his Government lasted only three years. Subsequently, after a stormy time as leader of the Opposition, Balfour resigned in 1911, thinking his career was near its end.
But he was quite wrong. Ahead lay the war years and a return to government--the Admiralty, the Foreign Office, the Balfour Declaration, the Pa