The story of the Shaw Lefevres family reveals that stratum of the ruling class which directly underpinned the highest levels of political leadership for almost 150 years of British history. Drawing upon a wide range of private papers, Dr Willson recreates the social and domestic setting of a persistent, ambitious, "new" landed family, whose members included the first Principal to Somerville, a Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, a Speaker of the House of Commons, a Cabinet Minister, and others of rank and position. This book is both a collective, family biography and illustration of public and private centres of power and influence. Willson's other books include "The Organisation of British Central Government, 1914-56" and "Administration in Action".
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This Bloomsbury Academic Collection consists of a wide range of classic titles in history from the early modern period to the end of the 20th century.About the Author:
F. M. G. Willson was Vice-Chancellor of Murdoch University. Prior to that he was Principle of the University of London, UK.
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Book Description Atlantic Highlands N.J., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0485114356