Frederick Edwin Smith

[Earl Of Birkenhead]

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The Rt Hon. Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (12 July 1872 – 30 September 1930), best known to history as F. E. Smith, was a British Conservative statesman and lawyer of the early 20th century. 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 ... more »

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  • ''A people so individual in its genius, so tenacious in love or hate, so captivating in its nobler moods.''
    F.E. (Frederick Edwin), Earl Of Birkenhead Smith (1872-1930), British Conservative politician, lawyer. speech, Nov. 23, 1920, in House of Lords, Londo...
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