British Commonwealth of Nations: Die-Hard Dead

In the Army, it is well known that officers who rise from the ranks make the most severe disciplinarians. Lord Milner, who died last week from sleeping sickness at his country seat, Sturry Court, near Canterbury, rose from the professional class. He usurped the seats of the mighty. He became more reactionary than the average "diehard" Tory.

Alfred Milner was born 71 years ago, the son of a modestly fortuned country physician. Educated in English, in German schools, at Oxford, he became a barrister. From law, he turned to politics. He ran, or,...

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