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The Journal of Liberal History is the only journal for the discussion and research of historical topics relating to the histories of the Liberal Democrats and its predecessor parties, the Liberal Party and the SDP, and of Liberalism. Its contents appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of British Liberalism, whether academics, party activists or spare-time students of political history.

Published quarterly since 1993, the Journal features articles, original research, biographies of leading (and more obscure!) Liberal figures, reports of Liberal Democrat History Group meetings, book reviews, guides to archive sources and a regularly updated Research in Progress column.

To subscribe to the Journal, please visit our Subscriptions Page. Our subscription year runs from October to October and includes four issues (published mid-September, mid-January, mid-April and mid-July); the current (2016–17) subscription year starts with issue 93 (winter 2016–17). The subscription includes membership of the History Group, which gives you discounts on all History Group publications.

All but the most recent ten issues of the Journal are available free for download, either as complete issues or as individual articles – see the list below. The most recent ten issues are only available online to online subscribers. Individual print copies are available to buy from the Liberal History Shop.

Contributions to the Journal are very welcome; please contact the Editor to discuss your proposed article. Guidelines for authors are available here.

Full list of Journal Issues

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 94

Journal of Liberal History 94

In this issue: Churchill and Lloyd George – Liberal authors on the First World War?; Sir Walter Runciman and the Runciman papers at Elshieshields Tower; meeting report, Coalition: Could Liberal Democrats have handled it better?; Liberal archives at the Churchill Archives Centre; review of Kirkup, The Lib–Lab Pact. Available from the Liberal History Shop.