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Time periods: 1895-1910
The Liberal Party took a decade to recover after Gladstones resignation, but the 1906 election a Liberal landslide ushered in one of the great reforming governments of the century, responsible for laying the foundations of the welfare state. The crisis round Lloyd Georges Peoples Budget of 1909 allowed the Liberals to break the power of the House of Lords, thereby dismantling a major barrier to progressive reform.

History (11)
Biographies (16)
Journal articles (82)
Events (17)
Archives: libraries (8)
Archives: individuals (1)
PhD theses (58)
Research (2)
Audio sources (2)

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History
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1906 Election

In the General Election of January 1906 the Liberals swept to victory in a landslide result, which saw the party win 400 seats. Conservative strongholds such as Bath and Exeter were conquered as Libe...

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1909 People's Budget

The 1909 People's Budget was the Liberal Government's key weapon in instigating social reform and marked a final move away from the system of Gladstonian finance, which had seen the Liberal...

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A concise history of the Liberal Party, SDP and Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats are the successors to two important reformist traditions in British politics - those of liberalism and of social democracy, which became separated from each other in the early p...

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Liberal Governments of 1905-15

The Liberal government which took office as a minority administration in December 1905, before securing an overwhelming popular endorsement at the General Election of January 1906, remained in power ...

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Lloyd George on the People's Budget

Lloyd George's 1909 People's Budget was devised to bring about social reform and featured increases in income tax and excise duties, new taxes on cars, petrol and land, and a new supertax f...

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Rainbow Circle

The Rainbow Circle was a dining club which comprised a group of progressive politicians who met between 1894-1920. ...

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The Liberals and Ireland since 1801

Underneath the surface of this [Irish question], and wrapped up in it, are nearly all the controversies of principle which will agitate the political atmosphere of our time. It is a microcosm of the ...

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Women's Liberal Federation

The Women's Liberal Federation was formed between 1886 and 1887 under the presidency of Gladstone's daughter, Catherine and by the turn of the century, the organisation had around 60,000 me...

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The New Liberalism

The disaster of the 1895 election, when the Liberals lost almost a hundred seats, struck a mortal blow at Rosebery's leadership and pointed to the urgent need for a new direction. Although for s...

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Great Liberals

John Stuart Mill chosen as greatest British Liberal ...

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Old heroes for a new leader

As we have done in each of the last two Liberal Democrat leadership elections, in 1999 and 2006, the Liberal Democrat History Group has asked both candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership to wr...

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Biographies
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Biography of MP; 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith Herbert Henry Asquith


Asquith, Herbert Henry (Earl of Oxford and Asquith)

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Biography of Sir MP Henry Campbell-Bannerman


Campbell-Bannerman, Sir Henry

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Biography of Sir MP William Harcourt


Harcourt, Sir William

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Biography of MP; 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor David Lloyd George


Lloyd-George, David (Earl Lloyd-George and Viscount Gwynedd)

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Biography of 5th Earl of Rosebery Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery


Rosebery, Earl Of

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Biography of Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse


Hobhouse, Leonard Trelawney

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Biography of John Atkinson Hobson


Hobson, John Atkinson

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Biography of Graham Wallas


Wallas, Graham

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Biography of MP; 1st Viscount Addison Christopher Addison


Addison, Christopher (Lord Addison)

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Biography of MP Isaac Foot


Foot, Isaac

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Biography of MP; 1st Viscount Gladstone Herbert Gladstone


Gladstone, Herbert (Viscount Gladstone)

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Biography of MP; 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon Edward Grey


Grey, Edward (Viscount Grey)

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Biography of MP; 1st Baron Melchett Alfred Mond


Mond, Sir Alfred (Lord Melchett)

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Biography of MP Edwin Montagu


Montagu, Edwin

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Biography of MP; 1st Viscount Simon John Simon


Simon, John (Viscount Simon)

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Biography of 1st Earl of Kimberley John Wodehouse


Kimberley, Lord (John Wodehouse)

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Journal articles
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Hidden workers of the party

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


The professional Liberal agents, 1885-1910

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The 1906 landslide: the legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Introduction to this special issue of the Journal, on the legacy of the 1906 Liberal government

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James Wood: East Down's Liberal MP

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


The life and political career of James Wood, victor of the East Down by-election in February 1902.

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The Old Age Pensions Act, 1908

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 60 ')


Analysis of the introduction and implementation of the first state pensions, brought in one hundred years ago.

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Asquith and the Liberal legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Assessment of Asquith's record - in a lecture given to mark the centenary of the formation of Aquith's administration.

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The 'People's Budget' a century on

(from journal ' ')


Examination of the genesis, content and impact of Lloyd George's famous Budget of one hundred years ago.

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The 'People's Budget' a century on

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


An examination of the genesis, content and impact of Lloyd George's famous Budget of one hundred years ago.

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The Lloyd George land taxes

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


A look at the history of the land taxes introduced by Lloyd George in the 1909 Peoples Budget.

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Problems of continuity

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


The 1906 general election and foreign policy

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'The strange case of Mr Rigg'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 60 ')


The surprise Liberal victor in North Westmorland in the 1900 election proved to be something of a surprise himself.

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Campbell-Bannerman and Asquith

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Analysis of the uneasy political relationship between the two Liberal leaders.

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The strange case of Edward Hemmerde

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 69 ')


David Dutton traces the story of the three-times MP, playwright and judge Edward Hemmerde (1871-1948).

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Liberalism and Liberals in John Buchan's life and fiction

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


An outsiders view of early twentieth-century Liberals.

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'Freedom not regimentation'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


Liberalism, garden cities and early town planning

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'Crinks' Johnstone

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


The career of the Right Honourable Harcourt Johnstone (1895-1945).

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Report: Landslide for the left

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 13 ')


Report of LDHG meeting of September 1996, on the 1906 election, with John Grigg and Andrew Adonis.

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Education and the Liberal rank and file in Edwardian England: the case of Sir George White

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 12 ')


The political career and beliefs of one of the major proponents of Liberal education policy in the Edwardian period.

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The Peacemaker

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 9 ')


How many people know that the first British recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize was a Liberal MP? This article charts the political career of William Randal Cremer (1828-1908).

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The Liberal Party: Triumph and Disintegration 1886-1929

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 1 ')


Review of G. R. Searle, The Liberal Party: Triumph and Disintegration 1886-1929

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Economic strategies and the New Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


New Liberal economic strategies, including free trade and social reform

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L. T. Hobhouse and J. A. Hobson: New Liberal influence on Third Way ideas

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


What did Tony Blair draw from the New Liberalism of the Hobhouse and Hobson?

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Lloyd George's Flintshire loyalist

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


The political achievement of John Herbert Lewis MP (1858-1933).

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The Liberal Party and womens suffrage, 1866-1918

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


Analysis of the relationship between the Liberal Party and the campaigns for womens suffrage.

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Report: 'Taxes that will bring forth fruit' - The centenary of the People's Budget of 1909

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Report of meeting of 12 January 2009, with Kenneth O. Morgan and Vince Cable MP.

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'A Very English Gentleman'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 66 ')


The life of Captain the Hon. Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes, Liberal MP 1906, 1907-15.

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The Liberal Party and the New Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 67 - Special issue: Liberals and the left ')


Examination of the relationship between the New Liberalism and the Liberal Party in the period around the Liberal victory of 1906.

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Lloyd George, nonconformity and radicalism

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


Lloyd George's career and beliefs from 1890 to 1906.

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The strange death of Liberal Birmingham

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


An analysis of the decline of Liberalism in nineteenth-century Birmingham.

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Report: Does New Labour leave room for New Liberals?

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 9 ')


Report of LDHG meeting of September 1995, on the New Liberal inheritance and its relevance to the political debate today, with Martin Kettle and John Curtice.

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The development of th New Liberalism as a philosophy of transition

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


The philosophy that underpinned the Liberal Party's revival in the 1906 election

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The 1908 Hastings by-election

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 59 ')


The story of the first by-election to be fought after the introduction of the Liberal government's 1908 legislative programme.

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Report: Campbell-Bannerman centenary commemorations

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Report on the commemorations of autumn 2008.

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Lloyd George's coalition proposal of 1910

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


and its impact on pre-war Liberalism.

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'Maistly Scotch': Campbell-Bannerman and Liberal leadership

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Assessment of the record of the man who led the Liberals into the 1906 landslide

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A fine and disinterested spirit

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


The life and activities of Aneurin Williams MP (1859-1924).

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Individualist thought and radicalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 56 ')


Josiah C. Wedgwood's battle against the collectivists, 1906 - 1914.

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Archive: The Papers of Herbert Samuel at the Parliamentary Archives

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')




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John Sutton Nettlefold, Liberalism and the early town planning movement

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


The contribution of the chair of Birminghams Housing Committee, 1901-11, to the debates on slum housing and town planning;

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God gave the land to the people

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 76 ')


The origins of the Liberal Land Song.

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Liberalism and national identity

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


An examination of the role played by Liberalism in the Victorian construction of a national identity.

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The myth of New Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 81 ')


Continuity and change in Liberal politics, 1889-1914.

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'I am a Liberal as much as a Tory': Winston Churchill and the memory of 1906

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Examination of how Churchill frequently summoned up the memories of 1906 to bolster his own position in politics

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George Jacob Holyoake

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 67 - Special issue: Liberals and the left ')


Examination of how the life of Holyoake exemplified the development of popular Liberalism.

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Norman Angell and Angellism reconsidered

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 74 ')


Angells ideas as one aspect of the New Liberalism.

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Liberal Party fortunes in the Isle of Wight 1900-1910

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


The political and electoral history of a Liberal-Conservative marginal seat.

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David Lloyd George: the legacy

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 79 ')


Report of Liberal Democrat History Group meeting at the Liberal Democrat conference, 9 March 2013, with Kenneth O. Morgan and David Howarth; chair: Celia, Baroness Thomas.

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Elegant and concise

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


Review of David Dutton, A History of the Liberal Party Since 1900 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd edition, 2013)

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1906: Blissful dawn?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 51 ')


Lecture to the Corporation of London, February 2006.

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A Liberal Life

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 27 ')


Review of Daniel Waley: A Liberal Life: Sydney, Earl Buxton, 1853-1934

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Politics and ponies

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


Review of Garry Tregidga (ed.), Killerton, Camborne and Westminster: The Political Correspondence of Sir Francis and Lady Acland

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Report: Founding the welfare state

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Report of fringe meeting of 14 September 2008, with Ian Packer and Joe Harris.

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Strange survival

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Review of Green and Tanner (eds.), The Strange Survival of Liberal England.

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Searching for Paddy Logan

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 68 ')


Liberal Heritage: discovering Harboroughs Liberal history.

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Winston Churchill: Liberal or Tory?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Report of a conference fringe meeting, March 2012, with Dr Alan Beith and Professor Martin Pugh

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The South African war and its effect on the Liberal alliance

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 79 ')


The impact of the war on the alliance between the
Liberal Party and the Irish nationalists.

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Three acres and a cow

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


Jesse Collings and the Smallholdings and Allotments Act 1908.

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The radical soul of Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


Review of J. L. and Barbara Hammond: The Village Labourer

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Liberals in 1906: flourishing or doomed?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Debate between David Dutton (pessimistic) and Martin Pugh (optimistic)

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Edwardian Liberalism: ideology and political practice

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


Review of Ian Packer, Liberal Government and Politics, 1905-15

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Report: Fighting Labour - the struggle for radical supremacy in Scotland 1885-1929

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


Report of a Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, 13 March 2009 at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference, with Professor Richard Finlay, Dr Catriona Macdonald and Jim Wallace. Chair: Robert Brown MSP.

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You dont have to be mad to work there, but ...

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


Review of J. B. Williams, Worsted to Westminster: The Extraordinary Life of Rev. Dr Charles Leach MP (Darcy Press, 2009)

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The young Lloyd George and Wales

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


Review of Emyr Price: David Lloyd George

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Campbell-Bannerman

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Review of Roy Hattersley, Campbell-Bannerman

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Wales of the future

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


Review of Dewi Rowland Hughes, Cymru Fydd

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The two great wartime leaders

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


Review of Richard Toye, Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness

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Welsh women Liberals

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


It was not just Lloyd George's daughters ...

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Comprehensive Liberal history

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


Review of Robert Ingham and Duncan Brack (eds.), Peace, Reform and Liberation: A History of Liberal Politics in Britain 16792011.

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From Belloc to Churchill: Private scholars, public culture and the crisis of British Liberalism, 1900-1939

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 28 ')


Review of Victor Feske: From Belloc to Churchill: Private scholars, public culture and the crisis of British Liberalism, 1900-1939

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Bitterest allies

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


Review of Ian Cawood, The Liberal Unionist Party: A History (I.B. Tauris, 2012).

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Asquith

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Review of Stephen Bates, Asquith

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Splendid Isolation? Britain and the Balance of Power 1874-1914.

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 28 ')


Review of John Charmley: Splendid Isolation? Britain and the Balance of Power 1874-1914.

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'Women's rights and women's duties'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Review of Ursula Masson, Women's Rights and Women's Duties: The Aberdare Women's Liberal Association, 1891-1910

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Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Review of Hugh Purcell, Lloyd George

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British Liberalism and Irish Nationalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 59 ')


Review of Eugenio Biagini, British Democracy and Irish Nationalism, 1876-1906.

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Review: Land and nation in England

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


Review of Paul Readman, Patriotism, National Identity, and the Politics of Land, 1880-1914.

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Lloyd George and Wales

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 70 ')


Review of Jones, Lloyd George and Welsh Liberalism.

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Morley and the Liberal Party

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 81 ')


Review of Patrick Jackson, Morley of Blackburn (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012)

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Balfour

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 54 - Special issue: The 1906 landslide: the legacy ')


Review of E. H. H. Green, Balfour

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Review: A tale of two symbols

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


Review of Frank Trentmann, Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption and Civil Society in Modern Britain.

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Secular intellectuals

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


Review of William C. Lubenow, Liberal Intellectuals and Public Culture in Modern Britain, 1815-1914: Making Words Flesh.

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Review: Edwardian Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


Review of H. V. Emy, Liberals, Radicals and Social Politics, 1892-1914.

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For Gladstone and Henry George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


Review of Paul Mulvey, The Political Life of Josiah C. Wedgwood: Land, Liberty and Empire, 1872-1943.

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Events
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The Liberal Party, Unionism and political culture in late 19th and early 20th century Britain

Saturday 10 November 2012

A one-day seminar organised by Newman University College and the Journal of Liberal History.
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Winston Churchill: Tory or Liberal?

Friday 9 March 2012

"I am an English Liberal. I hate the Tory Party, their men, their words and their methods." These were Winston Churchill's own words in 1903.
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Peace, Reform and Liberation: launch of new Liberal history book

Monday 19 September 2011

Peace, Reform and Liberation is a comprehensive history of Liberal politics in Britain.
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Riding the tiger - the Liberal experience of coalition governments

Saturday 26 March 2011

A one day seminar organised by the Archives Division of the London School of Economics, the British Liberal Political Studies Group and the Journal of Liberal History.
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Fighting Labour: the struggle for radical supremacy in Scotland 1885-1929

Friday 13 March 2009

The Liberal Democrat History Group is holding its first meeting in Scotland as part of the fringe at the Scottish Liberal Democrats' spring conference. The meeting will look back at the Liberal ...

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'Taxes that will bring forth fruit' - The centenary of the People's Budget of 1909

Monday 12 January 2009

Following the introduction of Old Age Pensions by the Liberal government of H H Asquith in 1908 and the plans to legislate for limited unemployment and sickness benefit through National Insurance, Ch...

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Founding the welfare state

Sunday 14 September 2008

A hundred years ago, in 1908, H. H. Asquith's government introduced the Old Age Pensions Bill. This was just the beginning of a comprehensive Liberal programme of social reform, including nation...

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Rufus Isaacs

Wednesday 18 April 2007

The Marquess of Reading and David Howarth (Lib Dem MP for Cambridge) will talk on Rufus Isaacs, successively Liberal MP for Reading, 1904-13, Lord Chief Justice, Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretar...

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Yellow Book versus Orange Book: Is it time for a new New Liberalism?

Wednesday 20 September 2006

A hundred years ago, the Liberal landslide victory in the 1906 election opened the way for a period of radical social reform based on the social-liberal ideology of the New Liberalism.
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Blissful Dawn? The 1906 Election

Tuesday 7 February 2006

On 7 February 2006, the counting of votes was completed in the 1906 general election, and the Liberal Party had obtained a majority of 132 over all other parties. In addition, for the first time, 29 ...

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Joseph Chamberlain and the unauthorised programme

Monday 25 July 2005

This meeting looked at Joseph Chamberlain and the unauthorised programme, and how this led to the loss of the Whigs from the Liberal Party and paved the way for the New Liberalism of the 1905 governm...

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Liberals and organised labour

Friday 4 March 2005

The loss of the support of organised labour during the late Victorian and Edwardian period was a key factor in the decline of the Liberal Party as an electoral force.
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Civil liberties in war and peace

Monday 24 January 2005

Law and order has long been a major issue in British politics.
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Winston Churchill: A Liberal Politician

Monday 9 February 2004

It is often forgotten that Winston Churchill served in four different governments as a Liberal minister, between 1905 and 1922. Indeed, the year 2004 was the centenary of his joining the Liberal Part...

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"Methods of Barbarism" - Liberalism and the Boer War

Monday 3 July 2000

"When is a war not a war?" asked the Liberal leader Campbell-Bannerman. "When it is carried on by methods of barbarism in South Africa."
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Landslide for the Left

Sunday 22 September 1996

Massive Tory defeat .... sweeping opposition landslide victory .... major gains by small third party .... but what does the new government stand for other than opposition to unpopular Conservative po...

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Does New Labour leave room for New Liberals?

Sunday 17 September 1995

The reforming Liberal Governments of 1906-14 helped lay the foundations of the British welfare state; amongst other achievements, they introduced old age pensions, national insurance and the principl...

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Archives: libraries
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Archive Collections relating to Liberal history at the Bodleian Library ...

archive url: http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/specialcollections
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Bristol University Library

The Liberal Party collections at the University of Bristol Library originate from the acquisition in 1976 of the Gladstone Library of the National Liberal Club ...

archive url: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/is/
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Coventry History Centre

Liberal Collections in the Archives ...

archive url: http://www.theherbert.org/index.php/home/history-centre
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Dundee City Archives

Liberal Collections at the Archives ...

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Hull University Archives

The University of Hull's Brynmor Jones Library (BJL) has been collecting political archives and manuscripts ever since the foundation of the university, initially ...
archive url: http://www.hull.ac.uk/arc/
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Manchester Archives and Local Studies

Liberal History Archives at Manchester Archives and Local Studies ...

archive url: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/
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National Library of Scotland

Sources in the Manuscripts Division of the National Library of Scotland for the study of the Liberals and Liberal Democrats ...

archive url: http://www.nls.uk/
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National Library of Wales

Liberal Party Archives at the National Library of Wales ...

archive url: http://www.llgc.org.uk/
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Archives: individuals
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Sinclair, Archibald (Viscount Thurso)

Thurso Papers at the Churchill Archives ...

archive url: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/
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PhD theses
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Arthur Markham (1866-1916): coal owner and Liberal M.P. for Mansfield, 1900-16


Leicester M.Phil. , 1991

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Aspects of Liberal Unionist Party organisation, 1886-1895


Manchester M.A , 1973

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Asquith, Home Rule and the Gladstonian tradition


Queens University Belfast Ph.D. , 1973

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British Liberal leaders and the United States, 1874-98


Oxford D. Phil. , 1982

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Campbell-Bannerman as Opposition leader, 1899-1905


Council for National Academic Awards Ph.D. , 1983

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Conservatism and Liberal Unionism in Glasgow, 1874-1912


Dundee Ph.D. , 1983

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English Liberal thought: problems of social reform, 1886-1914


Oxford D.Phil. , 1972

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Factors and variations in Liberal and radical opinion on foreign policy, 1885-99


Oxford D.Phil. , 1950

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For women, for Wales and for Liberalism: women in Liberal politics in Wales c.1883-1914


University of the West of England , 2007

Citation form:
PhD

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Herbert Gladstone, Ireland and radicalism

Supervisor - Dr. Allen J. Warren

York, MA , 1999

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Labour's attitudes to social reform, 1900-14

Supervisors - Professor Ian Levitt and Dr. Alan Pratt

Central Lancashire, M.Phil , 2002

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Land, liberty and empire: Josiah C. Wedgwood and radical politics, 1905-24

Supervisor - Dr. Anthony C. Howe

London, Ph.D , 2003

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Liberal and Labour politics in two Northumberland mining constituencies, 1885-1924


Council for National Academic Awards M.Phil. , 1989

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Liberal Party organization and politics in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, 1886-1914, with particular reference to the devopment of independent labour representation


Birmingham Ph.D. , 1978

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Liberal policies and nationalist politics in Ireland, 1905-10


Kent Ph.D. , 1968

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Liberalism and sociology: L.T. Hobhouse and political argument in England, 1880-1914


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1977

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Liberals and the Labour Party, 1906-1914


Oxford D.Phil. , 1974

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Lloyd George and Irish Home Rule, 1886-1914


Bristol M.Litt. , 1976

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Lord Rosebery and Scottish Nationalism 1868-1896


Edinburgh Ph.D. , 1996

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Monmouthshire and the Education Act, 1902: the 'Welsh revolt' of 1902-5, a study in conflict between national and local government in the field of education


London, M.Phil , 1996

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Political realignment in England and Wales, c. 1906-1922


London Ph.D. , 1985

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Popular liberalism in the English counties, 1885-1906

Supervisor - Mr. John M. Prest

Oxford D.Phil. , 1997

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Radical Liberal criticism of British foreign policy, 1906-14


Oxford D.Phil. , 1965

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Radical Liberals and Liberal politics, 1906-c.1924


Kent Ph.D. , 1980

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Scotland and the Liberal Party, 1880-1900, church, Ireland and Empire: a family affair


Glasgow M.Litt. , 1978

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Social reform in Edwardian Liberalism: the genesis of the policies of National Insurance and old age pensions, 1906-11


Durham M.A. , 1973

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Some aspects of the history of the Liberal Party in Britain between 1906-1914


Oxford D.Phil. , 1962

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Stuart Rendel (1834-1913) and his contribution to the development of a distinctly Welsh political programme within the Liberal Party between 1880 and 1895


Wales M.A. , 1977

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The African policy of the Liberal government, 1905-09


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1963

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The character of the British Liberal Party, 1908-18: a study of its character and disintegration


Cambridge Ph.D.

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The constitutional thought of Winston Churchill, 1906-29

Supervisor - Dr. David J. Reynolds

Cambridge, M.Litt , 1996

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The development of the Liberal Party in England, with special reference to the north-west, 1886- 1900


Oxford D.Phil. , 1971

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The divisions of Liberalism: Newcastle politics, 1870-1902


Manchester Ph.D. , 1972

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The education question and Liberal politics in N.E. England, 1868-1910


Newcastle M.Litt , 1985

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The growth of Liberal organisation in Manchester from the 1860s to 1903


Manchester Ph.D. , 1956

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The impact of Liberal welfare reforms in Southampton, 1906-14


Southampton M.Phil. , 1984

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The imperial policy of the Liberal Party: the settlement of South Africa, 1902-10


Leeds Ph.D. , 1952

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The intellectual duke: George Douglas Campbell, 8th duke of Argyll, 1823-1900


Edinburgh University , 2006

Citation form:
Ph.D

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The Liberal Education Bills: conflict and compromise in religious issues and Liberal Party educational policies 1906-1908


Open University Ph.D. , 1994

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The Liberal land campaign and the land issue, c.1906-1914


Oxford D.Phil. , 1995

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The Liberal Party and foreign affairs, 1895-1905


London M.Phil. , 1969

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The Liberal Party and South Africa, 1895-1902


Oxford D.Phil. , 1963

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The Liberal Party in W.Yorkshire, 1885-95


Leeds Ph.D., , 1979

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The Liberal Party on Merseyside in the 19th century


Liverpool Ph.D. , 1968

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The Liberal Press and the rise of Labour: a study, with particular reference to Leeds and Bradford, 1850-1895


Leeds Ph.D. , 1974

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The Liberal Unionist Party until December 1887


Edinburgh Ph.D. , 1955

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The New Liberalism and the challenge of Labour in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1885-1914, with special reference to Huddersfield


Council for National Academic Awards Ph.D. , 1985

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The North of England Newspaper Company, 1903-1939: the declining political importance of a Liberal newspaper company


Newcastle upon Tyne Ph.D. , 2000

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The Paradise Lost of liberalism: individualist political thought in late Victorian Britain


Oxford D.Phil. , 1989

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The Parliamentary Labour Party and its relations with the Liberals, 1910-14


Aberdeen M.Litt. , 1967

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The political and military career of Major-General J.E.B. Seely, 1868-1947


Southampton M.Phil. , 2001

http://www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Resources/Theses/tc02.html

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The political career of Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford 1870-1949


Newcastle upon Tyne Ph.D. , 1995

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The radical thread - political change in Scotland: Paisley politics, 1885-1924.

Supervisor - Professor W. Hamish Fraser

Strathclyde, Ph.D , 1995

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The Rev. James Brown Armour and Liberal politics in N. Antrim, 1869-1914


Belfast Ph.D. , 1979

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The role of the Liberal Unionist party in British politics, 1886-95


London, Ph.D. , 1975

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The social and political activity of the Cadbury family: a study in manipulative capitalism

Supervisor - Professor Roy A. Lowe

Wales, Ph.D , 2002

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The social and political development of Keighley, with special reference to the response of the Liberal Party to the rise of Labour, 1885-1914


Council for National Academic Awards Ph.D. , 1991

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The Wail of Jeremiah: the early career of C.F.G. Masterman as an expression of Edwardian Christian Socialism


London, Kings College Ph.D. , 1994

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Four nations history of the Irish Home Rule crisis

A four nations history of the Irish Home Rule crisis, attempting to rebalance the existing Anglo-centric focus. Considering Scottish and Welsh reactions and the development of parallel Home Rule movements, along with how the crisis impacted on political parties across the UK. Sources include newspapers, private papers, Hansard.

Naomi Lloyd-Jones

Contact: naomi.n.lloyd-jones@kcl.ac.uk

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Recruitment of Liberals into the Conservative Party, 1906-35

Aims to suggest reasons for defections of individuals and develop an understanding of changes in electoral alignment. Sources include personal papers and newspapers; suggestions about how to get hold of the papers of more obscure Liberal defectors welcome.

Nick Cott

Contact: 1a Henry Street, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 1DQ; N.M.Cott@ncl.ac.uk.

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Asquith's 1909 budget speech

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Lloyd George speaking in 1909

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