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British Empire League

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The British Empire League existed from 1895 to 1955; its purpose was to secure permanent unity for the British Empire. Origin The British Empire League was a society founded by Lord Avebury (1834-1913), Lord Roberts (1832-1914) and Lord Strathcona (1820-1914) in London in 1895 with the aim of securing permanent unity for the British Empire. It was successor to the former Imperial Federation League, which had broken up in 1893. Presidents of the League included: Lord Derby (1841-1908), Lord Sydenham (1848-1933), and the Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908); Vice-Presidents included: Bonar Law (1858-1923), Earl Grey (1851-1917), and Arthur Balfour (1848-1930). In 1947, the League merged with the Commonwealth Industries Association, retaining its name until 1955. Purpose The League helped to mobilise troops during the Second Boer War and the First World War. At Imperial Conferences between 1897 and 1911, it called, among other things, for
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