Stanley Baldwin - Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

  • His son Oliver Baldwin was a Labour MP.
  • He is the last prime minister to have been educated at the University of Cambridge
  • He (along with Arthur Balfour) is one of six Prime Ministers to have been educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • He was a low church Anglican.
  • He once claimed that if he were stranded on a desert island with only one book for company, he would choose the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • His niece Monica Baldwin wrote a best-selling memoir I Leap Over the Wall recounting the 28 years she spent as a nun in complete ignorance and isolation of the outside world from before World War I until halfway through World War II, and her subsequent shocking Rip van Winkle-like re-immersion into modern society. Winston Churchill made, upon her reemergence, the sarcastic remark that she had been hardly less aware of events than her uncle.

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