F. E. Smith Quotes

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead GCSI PC KC 12 July 1872 – 30 September 1930), known as F. E. Smith, was a British Conservative politician and barrister who attained high office in the early 20th century, in particular as Lord Chancellor. He was a skilled orator, noted for his staunch opposition to Irish nationalism, his wit, pugnacious views, and hard living and drinking. He is perhaps best remembered today as Winston Churchill's greatest personal and political friend until Birkenhead's death at age fifty-eight from pneumonia caused by cirrhosis of the liver.

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F. E. Smith


The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.

F. E. Smith


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