Edward Grey

Grey, Edward

 

(Grey of Fallodon, viscount). Born Apr. 25, 1862, in London; died Sept. 7, 1933. at Fallodon in Northumberland. British statesman.

In 1885, Grey became a member of Parliament from the Liberal Party. From 1892 to 1895 he was undersecretary for foreign affairs and from 1905 to 1916 foreign secretary. He was a proponent of an active foreign policy and of colonial expansion. He concluded the agreement with Russia that led to the formation of the Entente. Grey’s policy in actuality helped prepare and unleash World War I (1914–18).

REFERENCES

Trevelyan, G. M. Grey of Fallodon. . . . London, 1937.
Lutz. H. Lord Grey und der Weltkrieg. Berlin, 1927.
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In 1891, stationmaster Theophilus Moor and James Young teamed up and approached MP for Berwick Sir Edward Grey, asking for some land to build a chapel.
Fallodon was also the home of Edward Grey who was Foreign Secretary from 1905-1916 and who, on the eve of the First World War, uttered the famous words: "The lights are going out all over Europe; we will not see them lit again in our lifetime.
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In his World War II memoirs, Churchill recalled hearing about Pearl Harbor: ''I thought of a remark that (Foreign Secretary) Edward Grey had made to me more than 30 years before -- that the United States is like 'a gigantic boiler.
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The service began at 10pm as homes and civic buildings across the UK also switched out their lights and lit solitary candles - echoing the remark of the Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey a century ago that "the lamps are going out all over Europe".
The inspiration for the commemoration came from a famous remark made on the eve of the outbreak of war by the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey.
The nationwide event was designed to echo the words attributed to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, who famously said on the eve of Great War: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.