National Review (London)

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The National Review was founded in 1883 by the English writers Alfred Austin
Alfred Austin
Alfred Austin was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.-Life:...

 and William Courthope.

It was launched as a platform for the views of the British Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

, its masthead incorporating a quotation of the former Conservative Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli:
What is the Tory Party, unless it represents National feeling?


Under editor Leopold Maxse
Leopold Maxse
Leopold James Maxse was a journalist and editor of the conservative British publication, National Review, between August 1893 and his death in January 1932...

, the National Review took an unfriendly attitude towards Imperial Germany in the years leading up to World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

.

The magazine was renamed the National and English Review in 1950. It closed in 1960.

Editors of the National Review

  • (1883–1887) Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.-Life:...

     with William Courthope
  • (1887–1893) Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.-Life:...

  • (1893–1932) Leopold Maxse
    Leopold Maxse
    Leopold James Maxse was a journalist and editor of the conservative British publication, National Review, between August 1893 and his death in January 1932...

  • (1932–1948) Violet Milner
  • (1948–1954) Edward Grigg
  • (1954–1960) John Grigg
    John Grigg (writer)
    John Edward Poynder Grigg was a British writer, historian and politician. He was the 2nd Baron Altrincham from 1955 until he disclaimed that title under the Peerage Act on the day it received the Royal Assent in 1963.-Early years:John Grigg was the son of Edward Grigg, a Times journalist...


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