For the present at any rate, I must proceed alone. I must plough my own furrow alone-but before I get to the end of that furrow, it is possible that I may not find myself alone.
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|Birth:||7th May, 1847|
|Death:||21st May, 1929|
Archibald Philip Primrose was born in his parents' house in Charles Street, London. He was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. Between the death of his father, in 1851, and the death of his grandfather, the 4th Earl, in 1868, he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Dalmeny. He was the first to coin the term the Commonwealth of Nations, which led to the British Empire evolving into such. Rosebery was a Liberal Imperialist who favoured strong national defence and imperialism abroad and social reform at home, while being solidly anti-socialist. His parents were Scottish and his earldom title was part of the peerage of Scotland. Rosebery married Hannah de Rothschild, the heiress of Mayer Amschel de Rothschild. Rosebery served as Foreign Secretary in Gladstone's brief third ministry, 1886. He served as the first chairman of the London County Council, set up by the Conservatives in 1889. He served as President of the first day of the 1890 Co-operative Congress.
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