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Gladstone, William Ewart


History (8)
Biographies (2)
Journal articles (32)
Events (3)
PhD theses (13)
Audio sources (1)

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History
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Extract from Gladstone's 3rd Midlothian speech on foreign policy

Following his electoral defeat in 1874, Gladstone resigned the Liberal leadership and, in his sixties, hoped to spend the rest of his life in retirement. The Balkan Massacres of 1876 drew him back to...

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Gladstone's Newcastle Speech - The Future Policy of the Liberal Party

Gladstones Newcastle speech of October 2nd, 1891 to the Annual Meeting of the National Liberal Federation. ...

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Gladstonian Liberalism

Few statesmen left a deeper and more permanent mark on British Liberalism than William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898). What secured a unique place for him in the history of Liberalism was not simply the...

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Hawarden Kite

In November 1885 the Irish Nationalist leader, Charles Stewart Parnell proposed an independent constitution for Ireland and although the Liberal leader, William Gladstone, believed in the necessity o...

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The Midlothian Campaign

A year after the defeat of his government in 1874, William Ewart Gladstone retired as leader of the Liberal Party. At 65, he deeply desired an interval between parliament and the grave to devote to r...

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Remember The Rights of The Savage

Following his electoral defeat in 1874, Gladstone resigned the Liberal leadership and, in his sixties, hoped to spend the rest of his life in retirement. The Balkan Massacres of 1876 drew him back to...

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Edison's recording of Gladstone

The Gladstone recording would originally have been made on a cylinder for the phonograph which Thomas Edison announced to the world in 1877. ...

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Great Liberals

John Stuart Mill chosen as greatest British Liberal ...

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Biographies
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Biography of William Ewart Gladstone

Gladstone


Gladstone, William Ewart

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Biography of William Ewart Gladstone

W.E. Gladstone


Gladstone, William Ewart

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Journal articles
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Gladstone and the Irish question

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 26 ')


Gladstone tried repeatedly to resolve the problem of Ireland. This article argues that his efforts were doomed to failure because of his own prejudices and preconceptions.

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W. E. Gladstone: Lessons and Legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 20 - Special issue: William Ewart Gladstone 1809-98 ')


Introduction to this special issue of the Journal.

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The legacy of Gladstone

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 7 ')


The Grand Old Man's record.

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Gladstone and the Conservative collapse

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Analysis of the article on The Conservative Collapse in the Fortnightly Review of 1 May 1880, published anonymously but written by Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone: A bicentenary perspective

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Gladstone's connections with Nottinghamshire explored.

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Gladstone’s library under threat

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 51 ')


Gladstone’s library under threat
The Gladstone Project aims to safeguard Gladstone’s library at St Deiniol’s.

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Gladstone 1809-1874

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 2 ')


Review of H.C.G. Matthew: Gladstone 1809-1874

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One prayer above all: Ireland, Ireland, Ireland

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 5 ')


Review of H. C. G. Matthew, The Gladstone Diaries, Vols 12, 13, 14

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The afterlives of former Liberal prime ministers

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


A look at the lives in retirement of Russell, Gladstone,
Rosebery, Asquith and Lloyd George.

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The making of 'The People's William'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Analysis of Gladstone's transformation into the most popular politician of his age.

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Lloyd George and leadership

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 77 - Special issue: David Lloyd George ')


The influences on Lloyd George of Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln.

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The British Liberal tradition

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 38 ')


From Gladstone to young Churchill, Asquith and Lloyd George - is Blair their heir?

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Gladstone, Marx and modern progressives

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 8 ')


Examination of the relationship between Karl Marx and William Ewart Gladstone, between revolutionary Marxism and reformist Gladstonian Liberalism.

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Gladstone: further reading

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 2 ')


Tony Little

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A 'prophet for the left'? Gladstone's legacy 1809-2009

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


In the year of the 200th anniversary of his birth, what relevance has Gladstone to today's politics?

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Gladstone and the great Irish famine

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 81 ')


An exploration of Gladstone's reaction to the Great Famine, some two decades before his first premiership.

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Gladstone and Ireland: the legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 33 - Special issue: Liberals and Ireland ')


1868 -1974: analysis of Gladstone’s domination of both the Liberal Party and Ireland in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

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Gladstone and books

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 23 ')


The Gladstone Lecture, given at St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, on 8 July 1998, in the centenary year of Gladstone's death.

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Report: What's left of Gladstonian Liberalism in the Liberal Democrats?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 66 ')


Report of History Group meeting of 25 January 2010, with Dr Eugenio Biagini and Chris Huhne MP. Chair: William Wallace (Hon. President, Liberal Democrat History Group).

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Organiser par excellence

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 51 ')


The career of William Gladstone’s youngest son, Herbert Gladstone (1854-1930)

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An intractable problem? Gladstone and Irish home rule

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 33 - Special issue: Liberals and Ireland ')


1880 - 1886: Gladstone’s efforts to achieve Home Rule for Ireland.

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Dizzy and the Grand Old Man

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


Review of Richard Aldous, The Lion and the Unicorn: Gladstone vs Disraeli

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Report: Gladstone Bicentenary Conference

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


Report of a conference organised by the University of Chester, in association with St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, 5-8 July 2009.

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New perspectives on Gladstone

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 76 ')


Review of Roland Quinault, Roger Swift and Ruth Clayton Windscheffel (eds.), William Gladstone: New Studies and Perspectives (Ashgate, 2012)

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Reviews

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 44 ')


Bebbington: The Mind of Gladstone; Dale (ed.): The Politico’s Book of the Dead; Lynch: The Liberal Party in Rural England 1885-1910; Brack and Dale (eds.): Prime Minister Portillo and Other Things that Never Happened
Peter C. Erb, J. Graham Jones, Tony Little and Mark Pack

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Gladstone: Heroic Minister 1865-1898

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 24 ')


Review of Richard Shannon: Gladstone: Heroic Minister 1865-1898

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Women and Gladstone

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 62 - Special issue: Women and Liberalism ')


Review of Anne Isba, Gladstone and Women

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Reviews

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 33 - Special issue: Liberals and Ireland ')


Peter Gray: Famine, Land and Politics; David Bebbington Roger Swift: The Gladstone Centenary Essays; Stephen Howe: Ireland and Empire; Gordon Gillespie: Albert H. McElroy: the Radical Minister.
Iain Sharpe, Tony Little, Michael Steed and Bob Bell

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Gladstone's Death and Funeral

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 20 - Special issue: William Ewart Gladstone 1809-98 ')


Marking the centenary of Gladstone's death.

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Gladstone 200

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


The Gladstone 200 Campaign at St Deiniol's Library.

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Review: Reading the man through his books

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


Review of Clayton Windscheffel, Reading Gladstone.

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Gladstone and Ireland

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 78 ')


Review of Mary E. Daly and Theordore Hoppen (eds.), Gladstone: Ireland and
Beyond
(Four Courts Press, 2011).

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Events
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What's left of Gladstonian Liberalism in the Liberal Democrats?

Monday 25 January 2010

Since the publication of The Orange Book: Reclaiming Liberalism edited by David Laws and Paul Marshall in 2004, there has been an ongoing discussion in the Liberal Democrats about whether the party n...

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The Legacy of Gladstone

Monday 20 July 1998

In the centenary year of Gladstones death, this meeting looked at three crucial aspects of the life of the most famous Liberal Prime Minister.
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The Legacy of Gladstone

Wednesday 26 June 1996

Colin Matthew joint editor of the Gladstone Diaries; author of the definitive biographies, Gladstone 1809-1874 and Gladstone 1875-1898; Editor, Dictionary of National Biography.
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PhD theses
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Asquith, Home Rule and the Gladstonian tradition


Queens University Belfast Ph.D. , 1973

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Gladstone and Liberalism: the political development of W.E. Gladstone, 1845-59


Leicester Ph.D. , 1981

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Gladstone and whiggery: a study in Liberal leadership and politics, 1874-86


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1984

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Gladstone's Fourth Ministry, 1892-94: policies and personalities


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1975

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Gladstone's policy towards the Colonies, 1835-1855


Oxford B.Litt. , 1977

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Gladstone, Irish nationalism and the Home Rule question, 1882-93, with particular reference to the Ulster problem


Trinity College Dublin Ph.D. , 1984

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Mr. Gladstone's leadership of the parliamentary Liberal Party, 1868-74


Oxford D.Phil. , 1961

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The Gladstonian Liberal Party and religion, 1867-75


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1985

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The Irish policies of the second Gladstone government, 1880-85


Oxford D.Phil. , 1975

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The personal religious life and development of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1832)


Leeds Ph.D. , 1987

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The religious ideas and attitudes of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1859)


Oxford D.Phil. , 1977

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The working library of William Ewart Gladstone

Supervisor - Dr. Jon M. Lawrence

Liverpool, Ph.D , 2003

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W.E. Gladstone: the evolution of the Home Rule policy


Ireland, National University M.A. , 1971

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Audio sources
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William Gladstone: rare recording of him speaking

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