3. H. H. Asquith (1852-1928)
H. H. Aqsquith was a Liberal Politician and the British Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916. Before the outbreak of the war his liberal government paved the way for present-day welfare states by introducing pensions and unemployment insurance.
The successes of his liberal governance were soon countered by claims of corruption, tax increases, and rising tensions within Britain at the start of the war. So he was facing the World War and a potential civil war waging during his time as Prime Minister.