Talk:George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd

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Lloyd was not asked to resign from his position as high commissioner of Egypt until 1929. The way that the dates are currently written make it seem as if he left in 1924 – when he wasn't even appointed until 1925. He replaced Field Marshall Allenby, who left then – look at his wikipedia entry for verification.

I have moved the sentence to after the creation of his peerage (according to ODNB, a precondition to his Egypt appointment), to reflect the rightful chronology.Cloptonson (talk) 20:39, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Sap[edit]

I removed sentence on balloon sapping, and 1912 army commision. The information did not correspond with the chronology offered by John Charmley's authorised biography. See notes with ongoing rewrite. Lunarian (talk) 10:24, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

What was the 1912 army commission referred to? Since reading he was a Lieutenant in the Warwickshire Yeomanry (a Territorial regiment) at time he was called up to full time service in 1914, I am wondering if that commission was in the yeomanry regiment, which was possible for him to hold as a Midlands MP of Warwickshire (albeit Welsh origin) family.Cloptonson (talk) 15:07, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Adoption to Contest Shrewsbury Seat[edit]

I have introduced paragraph on his adoption as parliamentary candidate for Shrewsbury in early 1914, cited to local newspaper, and role in Commons over outbreak of First World War (cited to Oxford DNB, which does not mention the adoption). Had it not been for the war, it is likely Shrewsbury, a generally safe Conservative seat, would have had a George Lloyd succeeding an unrelated George Lloyd.Cloptonson (talk) 22:37, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Private Life and Character - Social and Political Views[edit]

The description of Lloyd as believer in the unique capability of the British upper-classes to rule a colonial Empire may be questionable to those who do not know what was unique and capable about the ruling ability of the upper-classes of his day, without a direct citation or a quotation from Lloyd or a biographer speaking about him. Might it be more accurate to call him a believer in what he saw as the... to indicate that was his own POV. In his lifetime there were European countries who also had colonial empires, aristocracies, parliaments and monarchies.Cloptonson (talk) 15:33, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Good point about clarifying that this was his own POV. Suggestion: Lord Lloyd was an Anglo-Catholic and élitist. He firmly believed that the British upper-classes possessed a unique capability to rule a colonial Empire. – Wdchk (talk) 17:20, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
I have rephrased the sentence in line with your suggestion.Cloptonson (talk) 22:06, 12 December 2012 (UTC)