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Arthur Montagu Brookfield (1853 – 1940) was a British army officer, Conservative politician, diplomat and author.

Brookfield was the son of Rev. William Henry Brookfield, curate of St. Luke's, Berwick Street, and Jane Octavia Elton, daughter of Sir Charles Elton, 6th Baronet. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge University. He served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Hussars in India. In 1885 he was elected Conservative MP for Rye. During this time he commanded a battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry in the Second Anglo-Boer War.[1]. He was Colonel commanding the 1st Cinque Ports VRC and was a JP for Sussex.

He left his parliamentary seat in 1903 to become British Consul at Dansk - then in West Prussia. In 1910 he became British Consul at Savannah, Georgia, which was a shipping point for the cotton trade between the U.S. and Great Britain. He wrote five novels and an autobiographic sketch.

Publications

  • The Bachelor (1879)
  • Post Mortem: A Story (1881)
  • The Autobiography of Thomas Allen V3 (1882)
  • The Apparition (1884)
  • Simiocracy (1884)
  • Annals of a chequered life (1930)

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Andrew Inderwick
Member of Parliament for Rye
1885 – 1903
Succeeded by
Charles Frederick Hutchinson

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