Foreign News: Earl of Oxford

On the advice of Premier Stanley Baldwin, King George V bestowed the dignity of an earldom upon the Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith, Premier of Great Britain and Ireland from 1908 to 1915—the longest period of time that the office has been held by one man since the Ministry of Lord Liverpool (1812-1827). The new peer chose the historic title of Earl of Oxford*, and His Majesty's sanction for the revival of that title was obtained.

Several times before a peerage had been offered to Mr. Asquith, but he resolutely refused the honor; for...

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