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Alec Douglas-Home was an aristocrat who disclaimed his peerage to become Prime Minister in 1963.
About the Author
David Dutton is Professor of History at Liverpool University and is an expert on the politics of the Conservative Party. His previous books include His Majesty's Loyal Opposition: Unionist Party in Opposition 1905-15; Austen Chamberlain: Gentleman in Politics; Anthony Eden: a Life and Reputation; Neville Chamberlain; and A History of the Liberal Party in the Twentieth Century.