My history hero: Clement Attlee (1883–1967)

"If I could meet Attlee, I'd ask him for his views on the Labour government of 1997–2010, and what he makes of today's Labour party. It would be interesting to find out!": Betty Boothroyd tells York Membery why Clement Attlee is her history hero...

British leader of the Labour Party Clement Attlee leaves the Treasury, 27 May 1945. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine

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