David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

The first Welshman to be Prime Minister of Britain, David Lloyd George was a Liberal who is credited as being the father of the 'Welfare State' thanks to his People's Budget of 1910. A Welsh-speaking Nonconformist, he was brought up in Llanystumdwy in Gwynedd.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
David Lloyd George was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in April 1908 by the Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. This provided him with the opportunity to put in place many of the reforms he wished to see his government fulfil.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
Two years after the death of Dame Margaret David Lloyd George married Frances Stevenson. In September 1944 they moved to live at Ty Newydd near Llanystumdwy. He spent the final period of his life in his home village. Admirers were surprised to hear that...
Two years after the death of Dame Margaret David Lloyd George married Frances Stevenson. In September 1944 they moved to live at Ty Newydd near Llanystumdwy. He spent the final period of his life in his home village. Admirers were surprised to hear that...
William George 1820-1864 and Elizabeth George (nee Lloyd) 1828-1896. William George, David Lloyd George's father, was a Pembrokeshire man from Trefwrdan. When teaching at Pwllheli he met and married Elizabeth Lloyd of Llanystumdwy. They later moved to...
His mother's brother, Richard Lloyd (or Uncle Lloyd), was a great influence on the young David Lloyd George. He remained a mentor and guide to him until his death in 1917 when in his eighties. He worked as a cobbler while also being a lay minister in...
Lloyd George was re-elected to Parliament in 1910. This followed his introduction of state financial support for the sick and infirm - the People's Budget of 1909.
Lloyd George was re-elected to Parliament in 1910. This followed his introduction of state financial support for the sick and infirm - the People's Budget of 1909.
David Lloyd George and his family were subjected to many attacks for his opposition to the war. Margaret, his wife, was snubbed and insulted by both friends and strangers in London and Cricieth. Richard, his eldest son, had to leave his preparatory school...
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
David Lloyd George resigned as Prime Minister in October 1922 after the coalition between his Liberal Party and the Conservatives collapsed. He was aged 59 at the time of his resignation and would not occupy a position of power again. After leaving the...
Gwilym Lloyd George was the son of Margaret and David Lloyd George. He was Liberal MP for Pembrokeshire (1922-4,1929-50) and then later a Liberal and Conservative MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North (1951-57). He held several offices including Home Secretary...
During the 1920s Lloyd George's links with Wales weakened. He lived at Bron-y-de, a house he bought in Churt, Surrey in 1921. Dame Margaret lived in the family home at Bryn Awelon, Cricieth. But he did not sever his connection with his motherland. He...
During the 1920s Lloyd George's links with Wales weakened. He lived at Bron-y-de, a house he bought in Churt, Surrey in 1921. Dame Margaret lived in the family home at Bryn Awelon, Cricieth. But he did not sever his connection with his motherland. He...
Left to right Olwen, Mair, Mother, Megan, Father and Gwilym. Richard was away at school
David Lloyd George married his first wife, Margaret Owen, in 1888. The had five children: Richard (1889), Mair (1890, who died in 1907), Olwen (1892), Gwilym (1894) and Megan (1902). Dame Margaret found life in London very difficult, she did not like...
After the Budget of 1909 David Lloyd George did not rest and in 1911 he brought his National Insurance Bill before the House. It was a measure intended to establish compulsory health and unemployment insurance schemes. It attracted much opposition from...
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
In his position as Minister for Munitions David Lloyd George had the power to demand those changes that were necessary in order to fight the war successfully. He was ever conscious of the workers' conditions and part of his reform was an increased rle...
In his position as Minister for Munitions David Lloyd George had the power to demand those changes that were necessary in order to fight the war successfully. He was ever conscious of the workers' conditions and part of his reform was an increased rle...
As Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George's time was taken up with British concerns,. but some "Welsh" ones did merit his attention. Perhaps the most important was that of disestablishment which had been part of his political agenda from the very...
David Lloyd George was born in Manchester, but the village of Llanystumdwy in Eifionydd was always his "home". He lived here from the age of one until he was seventeen. And it was at the local church school that he led his first struggle for "religious...
David Lloyd George was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in April 1908 by the Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. This provided him with the opportunity to put in place many of the reforms he wished to see his government fulfil. This included...
In this photograph, David Lloyd George is around 16 years old. After passing the preliminary examinations of the Law Society he found employment in the office of solicitors Breese, Jones and Casson in Porthmadog in 1878. Here he began to become active...
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