In the early twentieth century, the role of British prime minister involved none of the carefully managed security that it does today. For instance, how did Prime Minister H.H. Asquith (1852-1928) often travel?

Answer: By taxi. Asquith was the first prime minister to be filmed, with the footage showing him arriving at 10 Downing Street in a taxi and paying the driver.

Source: Asquith by Stephen Bates

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