He was a British Prime Minister who took us into a controversial Middle East war without the backing of the United Nations.
The life of Sir Anthony Eden, the former MP for Warwick & Leamington who became Prime Minister 50 years ago, has uncanny parallels with the career of Tony Blair.
And some commentators believe his resignation on the grounds of ill health, with years to go before a General Election, could also be repeated by the current Prime Minister.
Now he is to be the subject of a public exhibition organised by local historian Ian Payne to celebrate the anniversary of his entry into Downing Street.
Eden has traditionally been regarded as one of Britain's least successful Prime Ministers.
The disastrous Suez conflict ended the nation's remaining pretensions to great power status.
But he is the subject of renewed interest from historians, partly because of what some see as similarities between the Suez Crisis in 1956 and the Iraq war.
Mr Payne has organised the exhibition, which will run from tomorrow until June 16 at Warwick Library.
Eden represented Warwick & Leamington as a Conservative MP for 43 years, from 1923 to 1957. He was also Chancellor of Birmingham University from 1945 to 1973.
Long seen as Churchill's heir apparent, it was little surprise when Eden eventually took over the leadership of the Conservative Party, and became Prime Minister in May
But his downfall was his determination to deal with General Nasser, the Egyptian dictator and figurehead of Arab nationalism.
Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal, which had been owned by British and French companies.
Eden, comparing Nasser to Hitler, insisted he must be stopped. Israel invaded the Suez region, and Britain and
France then sent in their own forces, claiming they were restoring order.
It eventually emerged that Britain and France had planned the affair with Israel all along.
But US President President Dwight Eisenhower, alarmed at the prospect of the Soviet Union coming to Egypt's aid and creating a widespread conflict, pressured France and Britain to back down.
His condemnation of the attack triggered a sterling crisis which forced Britain to withdraw from the venture.
Like Iraq, Suez divided the nation. It was not a response to an act of aggression, merely to what the Prime Minister insisted was a threat.
And there was also, some would argue, a financial element to both campaigns - control of an important waterway then, and control of oilfields now.
Britain's military adventure in Egypt was also not backed by the UN.
However, there were important differences, most notably the role of the US in the two conflicts. Britain also failed to achieve its military aims in Suez, being forced to withdraw its forces, while Saddam Hussein was overthrown in Iraq.
In the longer term, Suez was closed for 20 years - the opposite result to the one Eden hoped for. It remains to be seen if Iraq will be a peaceful, prosperous and free country in the long term.
And Eden was forced to resign in January 1957, on the grounds of ill health.
Tony Blair, though, has just won a General Election. However, there are persistent questions about his health.