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Tuesday, 5 November 1996, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

'The Colonel and The Drawing Room': Anthony Eden, 1955-57

Professor the Lord Hennessy

Lord Hennessy outlines Anthony Eden's premiership as Prime Minister between 1955-57 and what lead a biographer to describe it as 'The morning had been golden; the noontide was bronze; and the evening lead'.

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Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme from 1987 to 1992. In 1986 he was a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. Professor Hennessey was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1994 and 1997.

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