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Alan Lennox-Boyd : a biography /
Philip Murphy.
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London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the U.S. and Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
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xi, 276 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1860644066
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London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the U.S. and Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
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1860644066
catalogue key
2982250
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-269) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Philip Murphy is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Reading.
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Alan Lennox-Boyd served as Colonial Secretary from 1954-1959, a decisive period in the history of British decolonisation. Tracing the development of his idiosyncratic brand of right wing politics, this biography presents a portrait of a complex man.
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Alan Lennox Boyd served as Colonial Secretary from 1954 to 1959--a decisive period in the history of British decolonization. A towering figure both in terms of his place within Conservative Party history and his influence on Imperial history, he represented a particular trend within the Party, flirting with fascism and holding the Empire in high regard. He gained a reputation as an impediment to consitutional reform in the colonies, yet during his period of office he played a key role in a number of major decisions, including the decolonization of Cyprus. Tracing the development of his highly idiosyncratic brand of right wing politics, this biography presents a portrait of a highly complex man and a challenging reinterpretation of British colonial policy at this time.
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Alan Lennox Boyd served as Colonial Secretary from 1954 to 1959-a decisive period in the history of British decolonization. A towering figure both in terms of his place within Conservative Party history and his influence on Imperial history, he represented a particular trend within the Party, flirting with fascism and holding the Empire in high regard. He gained a reputation as an impediment to consitutional reform in the colonies, yet during his period of office he played a key role in a number of major decisions, including the decolonization of Cyprus. Tracing the development of his highly idiosyncratic brand of right wing politics, this biography presents a portrait of a highly complex man and a challenging reinterpretation of British colonial policy at this time.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. vi
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. vii
The Boyds of Merton Hallp. 1
The Housep. 11
The Wrecker of Mid-Bedsp. 22
Bad Companyp. 35
Into the Bluep. 51
An Active Backbencherp. 73
Exilep. 86
Paradise Regained: Lennox-Boyd at the Colonial Officep. 102
Pocket Handkerchiefs: The Mediterranean and the Far East, 1954-56p. 113
'Ghosts Must be Silent': Africa and Suez, 1954-56p. 142
'All this "Liquidation of Colonialism"': Colonial Affairs, 1957-58p. 168
'A Great Administrative Disaster': Colonial Affairs, 1959p. 198
In a Perfect Worldp. 236
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 270
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