Herbert Fisher


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Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (21 March 1865 – 18 April 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the Board of Education in David Lloyd George's 1916 to 1922 coalition government.

Fisher was born in London, the eldest son of Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903), author of Considerations on the Origin of the American War and his wife Mary ... more »

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  • ''I can see ... only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.''
    H.A.L. (Herbert Albert Laurens) Fisher (1865-1940), British historian, Liberal politician. History of Europe, preface (1935).
  • ''Purity of race does not exist. Europe is a continent of energetic mongrels.''
    H.A.L. (Herbert Albert Laurens) Fisher (1865-1940), British historian, politician. A History of Europe, ch. 1 (1935).
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