Milner, Alfred
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Milner, Alfred

(March 23, 1854, Giessen, Germany – May 13, 1925, Sturry Court, Kent; Viscount from 1902), British politician. Milner was educated at King’s College (London) and Balliol College (Oxford University). After a brief spell in journalism, and an unsuccessful bid for parliament as a Liberal candidate (1885), he finally sought a career in the colonial service. He found his true calling as a convinced imperialist, organizing the economic reconstruction of South Africa after the Boer War. It…

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Winter, Jay, “Milner, Alfred”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 17 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0402>
First published online: 2015



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