Politics

R.H. Tawney, Conservative Social Democrat

One day in France in July 1916, during the Allied advance on the Somme, a British sergeant named Tawney rallied troops to rush a trench. Crawling low he cried, “Reinforce!” The men did not move. Unbeknownst to the sergeant, they were mostly dead. As he knelt up to cry out again, machine-gun shots pierced his chest and abdomen. He lay there for two days before mates found him. Richard Harold Tawney was born in 1880 in Calcutta. His father, who lived in India for years, rose to be Principal of Presidency College in the University of Calcutta. Harry (as everyone…

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