Oswald Mosley

Sir Oswald Mosley was a British politician in the 1920s and 1930s who held fascist beliefs.

He was the founder of the British Union of Fascists. (PROSETimewyrm: Exodus)

As a young man, Thomas Edward Hawthorne had once walked a hundred miles to hear Oswald Mosley give a speech in which he denounced the ethnic minorities who were weakening the country. (PROSE: Nightshade)

In December 1936, King Edward VIII planned to dissolve Parliament and replace it with one more loyal to him, with the help of fellow Nazi sympathiser Mosley. The plan was thwarted by the Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown and Winston Churchill. (PROSE: Players)

In 1940, Mosley was imprisoned for advocating the belief that the United Kingdom should ally itself with Germany in World War II.

In an alternative timeline in which Germany won the Second World War and proceeded to conquer the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe by 1941, Mosley was released from prison and became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, replacing the executed Churchill. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

In a parallel universe, Mosley's party was simply called the Party and had little ideology besides the desire for power. He was assassinated in 1936, becoming a martyr for the fascist cause - the Leader, a colleague of his, made sure of that. The Royal Family were among those accused of conspiring in the assassination and were executed in 1943. (PROSE: I, Alastair)

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  • The Party in I, Alastair may be a more successful version of the New Party, the more ideologically generic political Mosley founded before the BUF.