Mosley, Oswald (1896-1980)

Stephen Dorril

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Abstract

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
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Print)9781405189781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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Dorril, S. (2016). Mosley, Oswald (1896-1980). In J. Stone, R. M. Dennis, P. Rizova, A. D. Smith, & X. Hou (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118663202.wberen671