Letters to Mary from Charles

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Letters mostly written from London.
Concerning the First World War including the Battle of the Somme, naval battles, [Jutland?], and opinions on relations with Russia as well as thoughts on peace initiatives between Germany and Great Britain, Parliamentary politics, including the organization of the wartime coalition government, the Conscription and Compulsion Bills, the Defence of the Realm Act, potential peace negotiations, Military Service Bill, the Council Against Conscription, the situation in Ireland, Economic War proposals, activities and speeches on behalf of the Union of Democratic Control (UDC) in Wales, Cockermouth, Scotland, and the views of figures including Herbert Samuel, the condition of the Labour and Liberal Parties, Charles' opposition to the war and his political speeches and events, some on behalf of the UDC, in Glasgow, Keighley, Leicester, Bristol, and his thoughts of running as an Independent Labour Party candidate, the Easter Risings and family news, including George Macaulay Trevelyan's views on the war and service in Italy, views of public figures including Ramsey Macdonald, Edward Grey, Arthur Ponsonby, Walter James, John Gulland, Norman Angell, and David Lloyd-George, the death of Lord Kitchener, Zeppelins over London, and family news.

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