As the United Kingdom gears up for the general election on 8th June 2017, we have launched our timeline of British Prime Ministers.
From Sir Robert Walpole, who holds the record as the longest serving Prime Minister in British history, to the present incumbent, Theresa May, British politics has seen some interesting characters along the way.
Robert Peel, regarded as the father of modern British policing, established the Metropolitan Police Force for London based at Scotland Yard. The constables employed were nicknamed ‘bobbies’ (a term still used today) or ‘peelers’.
David Lloyd George was the highly energetic Prime Minister of the wartime coalition government during 1916-22. He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered Europe after the defeat of the Central Powers.
Perhaps one of the most famous British Prime Ministers was Winston Churchill, who led Britain to victory during World War Two and was re-elected six years after the war ended.
And of course we have to mention the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who led the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. The longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century, the ‘Iron Lady’ was a controversial figure, but one of the most influential in British history.
Take a look at our timeline of British Prime Ministers at:
To add British Prime Ministers to your family timeline…
- Click the ‘In View’ button at the top of your timeline
- Move the ‘British Prime Ministers’ slider on the right hand side to choose ‘Key’ or ‘All’ events
- Click ‘Done’
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