That special edition

Posted by Helen Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Not only a meeting today but a special supplement to the Journal: an essay on Sir Michael Hicks Beach by T. G. Otte of the University of East Anglia, a frequent contributor to the Journal.

The paper looks at the career of an important but curiously neglected Conservative politician of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It deals with political shenanigans as well as certain firmly held ideas.

The tension between Conservatives who believed in a less adventurous foreign policy and well balanced budgets and those who cared less about fiscal rectitude and more about the Empire and Britain’s role in the world (sounds familiar?) is carefully outlined.

A good read, even though we say so ourselves. Available from Politico's.


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Congratulations to Dr Otte on his piece - is it the forerunner to a new biography?

  3. Helen Says:
  4. It is a good paper. (The proof reading seems to have gone awry a bit at the beginning - hem-hem.) Don't know about a new biography. Thomas Otte, are you out there?

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