Mosley, Oswald (1896-1980)

Stephen Dorril

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Sir Oswald Mosley was one of the most controversial British politicians of the twentieth century. He was elected twice as a Member of Parliament (1918-24 and 1929-31) and was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The only significant figure in inter-war British fascism, he founded the New Party in 1931 and, in 1932, the British Union of Fascists, which was associated with anti-Semitism and violence. He was interned by the British government during the Second World War and in the post-war period created the Union Movement. He died on 3 December 1980.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism
EditorsJohn Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, Xiaoshuo Hou
ISBN (Print)9781405189781
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


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