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The Lad from Lossiemouth

Shepherd, John (2007) The Lad from Lossiemouth. History today, 57 (11). pp. 31-33. ISSN 0018-2753

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On November 9th, 1937 a radio message from the Reina del Pacifico sailing in Caribbean waters announced the death, from a heart attack, of Ramsay MacDonald, prime minister of Britain's first Labour government in 1924 and again in 1929-31 and, from 1931-35, leader of the National government. Recently retired, he was on a voyage with his daughter Sheila Lochhead to South America, in his words 'to seek that most elusive of all forms of happiness - rest'. According to a fellow passenger, the Bishop of Nassau, the seventyone-year-old MacDonald was Obviously a tired man'. His deteriorating health over several years, specifically failing powers of memory, concentration and communication, suggests he was possibly suffering from the onset of dementia

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 14:17
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:09


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