Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

by aemelnick | created - 23 Aug 2016 | updated - 26 Nov 2016 | Public

1. Benjamin Disraeli

Writer | Sybil

Served as Prime Minister of United Kingdom in 1868 and 1874-1880.

3. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

(1885-1886, 1886-1892, 1895-1902) British prime minister. 3rd marquess of Salisbury.

5. Arthur J. Balfour

Self | Chamberlain and Balfour

Arthur J. Balfour was born on July 25, 1848 in Wittinghame, Scotland. He died on March 19, 1930 in Woking, Surrey, England.

6. H.H. Asquith

H.H. Asquith, considered the founder of the British welfare state, was the prime minister of the United Kingdom who led the British Empire into the monumental debacle that was World War I.

The son of a cloth merchant, Henry Herbert Asquith was born in Morley, Yorkshire, and attended Balliol College,...

7. David Lloyd George

Writer | The First World War

David Lloyd George was born on January 17, 1863 in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, England. He was a writer, known for The First World War (2003), Vår egen tid (1959) and The Lord Mayor of London (1914). He was married to Frances Stevenson and Mrs. Lloyd George. He died on March 26, 1945 in ...

9. Ramsay MacDonald

Self | BBC: The Voice of Britain

Ramsay MacDonald was born on October 12, 1866 in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland as James Ramsey MacDonald. He died on November 5, 1937.

10. Stanley Baldwin

Self | BBC: The Voice of Britain

Stanley Baldwin was born on August 3, 1867 in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. He died on December 14, 1947 in Astley Hall, Worcestershire.

11. Neville Chamberlain

Self | Biography

Neville Chamberlain was born on March 18, 1869 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England as Arthur Neville Chamberlain. He was married to Anne de Vere Cole. He died on November 9, 1940 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England.

12. Winston Churchill

Writer | Matinee Theatre

Born in Blenheim Palace, the residence of his grandfather, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. His father was the Duke's third son, Lord Randolph Churchill. His mother, Jennie Jerome, was the daughter of an American financier.

After passing through famous English public schools such as Harrow, he went on ...

13. Clement Attlee

Self | Biography

Clement Attlee was one of Britain's most significant political figures. He was the leader of Britain's Labour Party from 1935-1955 and Deputy Prime Minister of the UK during the wartime coalition against Nazi Germany (1940-45). He won a landslide victory in the 1945 general election, defeating ...

14. Anthony Eden

Self | Le chagrin et la pitié

Anthony Eden was born on June 12, 1897 in Windlestone, Durham, England as Robert Anthony Eden. He was married to Clarissa Spencer-Churchill and Beatrice Beckett. He died on January 14, 1977 in Alvediston, Wiltshire, England.

15. Harold Macmillan

Writer | The First World War

Harold MacMillan was born in London in 1894, the grandson of publisher Daniel MacMillan. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, he joined the Grenadier Guards in 1914. Serving on the Western front, he was present at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In 1924 he stood as Conservative candidate ...

16. Alec Douglas-Home

Self | Weekend World

First elected to the House of Commons in 1931, served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neville Chamberlain (1935-40). He lost his seat in the Labour Party landslide of 1945 and regained it at the next election. But his father the 13th Earl died in 1951, just a year after Alec regained his seat...

17. Harold Wilson

Self | Inside Story

Harold Wilson was born in Huddersfield,West Yorkshire in 1916. He had a sharp mind and after graduating from Oxford University, he became a lecturer in economics in 1937. He represented Huyton in parliament from 1945 until his retirement in 1983. He became President of the Board of Trade in 1947 ...

18. Edward Heath

Self | Piano Party

Edward Heath was born in 1916 in Broadstairs, Kent. His father was a carpenter, his mother was a maid and his background was very modest. He attended Balliol College at Oxford, where he earned a second-class degree in philosophy, politics and economics. He got active in Conservative Party politics ...

19. James Callaghan

Self | Midweek

Jim Callaghan was born on 27th March 1912 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to a Catholic father and Baptist mother. He was the only son and younger of 2 children. His father was a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer of Irish ancestry, who died when Callaghan was aged 9. His father died when he was 9, plunging ...

20. Margaret Thatcher

SDI Star Wars

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England, the younger daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. Her father was a greengrocer and respected town leader, serving as lay-leader with their church, city-alderman and then as mayor. He taught Margaret never to do things because ...

21. John Major

Self | Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was

John Major was born on March 29, 1943 in London. He was the son of Tom Major-Ball, a retired circus performer who was 65 when John Major was born. He attended Cheam Common Primary School and Rutlish Grammar School, where he had an undistinguished academic career. In the mid '50s, his family was ...

22. Tony Blair

Actor | The Simpsons

Tony Blair was born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland as Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), CNN World Report (1987) and Truth, Lies and Intelligence (2005). He has been married to Cherie Blair since March 29, 1980. They have four children.

23. Gordon Brown

Self | UK General Election

Gordon Brown was born on February 20, 1951 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland as James Gordon Brown. He has been married to Sarah Brown since August 3, 2000. They have three children.

24. David Cameron

Self | Wimbledon

David Cameron was educated at England's most prestigious school, Eton College. He then attended Brasenose College, Oxford University, where he achieved a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He became Member of Parliament for Witney at the 2001 general election. Following the ...

25. Theresa May

Self | UK General Election

Theresa May was born on October 1, 1956 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England as Theresa Mary Brasier. She has been married to Philip May since September 6, 1980.

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