Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
The Earl of Rosebery
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
5 March 1894 – 22 June 1895
|Preceded by||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Salisbury|
|Born||7 May 1847|
Berkeley Square, London
|Died||21 May 1929 (aged 82)|
|Spouse(s)||Hannah de Rothschild|
As a Scottish peer he did not automatically have a seat in the House of Lords, so he was made Baron Rosebery in 1868, and the Earl of Midlothian in 1911.
In 1884 Lord Rosebery visited Australia. There in Adelaide he noticed that the country was developing more independently. From there he got the idea of free nations bringing up an association called the "Commonwealth of Nations".
References[change | change source]
- "History – Though the modern Commonwealth is just 60 years old, the idea took root in the 19th century". thecommonwealth.org. Commonwealth Secretariat. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2011.