THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE, an organization for spreading Conservative principles amongst the British democracy.
The primrose is associated with the name of Lord Beaconsfield (q.v.), as being preferred by him to other flowers.
The peduncle is simple, bearing a single flower, as in primrose; or branched, as in London-pride.
ARCHIBALD PHILIP PRIMROSE ROSEBERY, 5TH Earl Of (1847-), British statesman, born in London on the 7th of May 1847, was the grandson and successor to the title of Archibald John Primrose, 4th earl of Rosebery (1783-1868), a representative peer of Scotland, who was in 1828 created a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Rosebery, and was an active supporter of the Reform Bill.