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Encyclopedia > Peter Brooke

The Right Honourable Peter Leonard Brooke, Baron Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, PC (born March 3, 1934), is a British politician, a former Conservative Cabinet member, and former member of Parliament for the constituency of "Cities of London & Westminster". The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt Hon. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the Prime Minister. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... This article is about a small section of central London. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ...


He is the son of Henry Brooke, Baron Brooke of Cumnor, a former Home Secretary. He was elected as Tory MP for the City of London and Westminster in 1977. He was made Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1987, and was made Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 1989. He remained in this position until 1992, one of the few ministers to retain the position they had held under Margaret Thatcher under the new leadership of John Major. He caused controversy when he appeared on The Late Late Show the day after an IRA bombing and sang the song "Clementine". Henry Brooke, Baron Brooke of Cumnor (9 April 1903 - 29 March 1984) was a British Conservative politician. ... The Home Secretary (official full title Secretary of State for the Home Department) is the chief United Kingdom government minister responsible for law and order in England and Wales; his or her remit includes policing, the criminal justice system, the prison service, internal security, and matters of citizenship and immigration. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of the Conservative Party is responsible for running the party machine, overseeing Conservative Central Office. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is the British cabinet minister who has responsibility for the government of Northern Ireland. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born October 13, 1925), is a British stateswoman and was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, also Leader of the Opposition from 1975, and the only woman to date to hold the former... The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United... For the American late-night talk show presented by Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson, see The Late Late Show (CBS). ...


After the 1992 general election he stood down and became a backbench MP, but later that year became Secretary of State for National Heritage until 1994. He stepped down as an MP at the 2001 general elections. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is a UK cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ...



Preceded by:
Kenneth Clarke
Paymaster-General
1987–1989
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Caithness
Preceded by:
Tom King
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1989–1992
Succeeded by:
Sir Patrick Mayhew
Preceded by:
David Mellor
Secretary of State for National Heritage
1992–1994
Succeeded by:
Stephen Dorrell


Kenneth Clarke The Right Honourable Kenneth Harry Clarke, QC, MP, (born 2 July 1940) is a leading Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... Paymaster-General is a ministerial position in UK. Former holders of this post include: Lord John Russell 1830-1834 Sir Edmund Knatchbull 1834-1835 Sir Henry Brook Parnell 1835-1841 Edward John Stanley 1841 Sir Edmund Knatchbull 1841-1845 William Bingham Baring 1845-1846 Thomas Babington Macaulay 1846-1848 The... Thomas Jeremy King, Baron King of Bridgwater, PC (born June 13, 1933), is a British Conservative politician who was Member of Parliament for Bridgwater in Somerset, from 1970 until 2001. ... The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is the British cabinet minister who has responsibility for the government of Northern Ireland. ... The Right Honourable Patrick Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Twysden, PC is a British barrister, and politician for the Conservative Party. ... The Right Honourable David Mellor (born 12 March 1949) is a British Conservative politician and barrister. ... The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is a UK cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. ... The Right Honourable Stephen Dorrell (born March 25, 1952) is an English politician and Tory Member of Parliament for Charnwood. ...


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Peter Brook (755 words)
Peter Brook’s distinctive snow scenes, deserted farmhouses, derelict mills and lonely valleys are symbols of a vanishing world, well known and loved far beyond his native Yorkshire.
Peter Brook was born in the winter of 1927 in the Pennine village of Scholes near Holmfirth in West Yorkshire.
Peter Brook’s life is entwined within his paintings, from the streets of Brighouse to the pathos of Hannah Hauxwell,From the fierce competitiveness of the fell-runner or sheep-dog trialist to the strong emotional attachment with all his subjects, whether human, animal, building or landscape.
Peter Brook - Biography - Moviefone (661 words)
Brook's first mainstream film was The Beggar's Opera, a 1953 version of John Gay's satirical Baroque ballad opera starring Laurence Olivier in his singing debut as MacHeath.
Brook's 1963 movie version of Lord of the Flies used William Goldman's allegorical novel as a springboard for a largely improvised and intensely brutal skewering of the British social structure, enacted by a group of non-professional children and filmed with two handheld cameras to create the illusion of spontaneity.
Peter Brook at least can easily claim the distinction of being among a very few full-time theater directors, such as Bob Fosse, Alan Schneider and Luschino Visconti, to make a lasting and important contribution to the art of film.
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