Grey, Edward

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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