Herbert Asquith

Herbert Asquith (1881-1947). Courtesy Move Him into the Sun.

Herbert Asquith (March 11, 1881 - August 5, 1947) was an English poet, novelist, and lawyer.


Asquith was the 3rd son of H.H. Asquith, British Prime Minister — with whom he is frequently confused — and younger brother of Raymond Asquith. His wife Lady Cynthia Asquith, whom he married in 1910, the daughter of Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss (1857–1937), was also a writer.

Asquith was greatly affected by his service with the Royal Artillery in World War I. His poems include "The Volunteer" and "The Fallen Subaltern", the latter being a tribute to fallen soldiers. 



  • The Volunteer, and other poems. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915.
  • Poems, 1912-1933. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1934.


  • Wind's End. London: Hutchinson, 1924; New York: Scribner, 1924.
  • Young Orland: A novel. London: Hutchinson, 1925; New York: Scribner, 1927.
  • Roon: A novel. London: Hutchinson, 1929; New York: Scribner, 1929.
TINA MALONE reads The Volunteer - Herbert Asquith

TINA MALONE reads The Volunteer - Herbert Asquith

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  1. Search results = au:Herbert Asquith, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 21, 2014.

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