Definition of Herbert Henry Asquith from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Herbert Henry Asquith

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(1852-1928) a British Liberal prime minister (1908-16). His government introduced the first benefits of the welfare state, such as pensions for old people. He was also responsible for reducing the powers of the House of Lords and for leading Britain into World War I. He was made an earl in 1925.