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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

From The Great War 1914-1918
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, KG, PC, DL, FZS (25 April 1862 – 7 September 1933), better known as Sir Edward Grey (he was the 3rd Baronet Grey of Fallodon), was a British Liberal statesman.


The following timeline provides a simple chronological listing of events relating to Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon.


26 July Proposes conference re Serbia.
27 July Speech in Parliament re the Crisis.
29 July Warns German Ambassador.
31 July Seeks guarantees re Belgium.
1 August Protests against detention of ships.
2 August Gives France assurances.
4 August Makes rousing speech in the House of Commons.[a]


  1. Speech in the House of Commons 4 August, 1914, in which he announced the position and intentions of the Government with reference to the War. The Chamber presented a memorable spectacle, all the old party divisions were obliterated, parties felt and recognised that a great Assembly was taking high decisions in a noble manner.
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