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'''Herbert Asquith''' was a [[Liberal]] Prime Minister of the [[UK]] from 1908 to 1916.
He was the last Liberal prime minister to win an outright majority, and led Britain into [[World War I]].
The most notable aspect of his tenure was the introduction of [[old age pensions]] - the Conservatives, determined to stop the passage of the bill, used their majority in the [[House of Lords]] to block it. This break with protocol - the Lords did not traditionally interfere with finance measures - led to a constitutional crisis that ultimately resulted in a severe reduction of the power of the Lords, through the Parliament Act of 1911.
[[Category:United Kingdom Prime Ministers|Asquith, Herbert]]

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