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Time periods: 1910-1929
The Great War brought to an end the great reforming Liberal government, and the strains of war fractured the Liberal Party itself, between factions led by Asquith and Lloyd George. Thus divided, the party was unable to resist the rise of Labour, and found itself forced into third place. A renewed burst of energy under Lloyd George, however, saw the party fight the 1929 election on a radical Keynesian platform, but this was not enough for recovery.

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History
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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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Easter Rising

The issue of Home Rule returned to haunt the Liberals following the rebellion of Irish republicans during the Easter of 1916, at a time when the Party was at its most fragile. As the head of the wart...

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Inter-war decline

The Liberals were a political casualty of the Great War - emerging from the conflict as a divided party, whose key ideological beliefs had been sacrificed to meet the needs of modern warfare. ...

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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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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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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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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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Conscription and the Liberal Party

The issue of conscription rocked the Liberal Party to its very core during the first part of the Great War, as Liberal parliamentarians struggled to justify the needs of war and necessity of compulsi...

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The Liberals and the First World War

Understanding the history of the Liberal Party during the First World War has been made harder by hindsight. Later Liberal decline has called into question the efficacy of Liberal ideology in wartime...

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The 'Buckingham Palace plot', 1916

Edwin Montagu, Minister of Munitions and confidant of both Asquith and Lloyd George lamented that the the two great men of England were being slowly but surely pushed apart during the winter of 1916....

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Asquith and Grey at the Reform Club, December 1916

Speeches delivered by H H Asquith and Viscount Grey of Fallodon at the Reform Club, London on Friday 8 December 1916, following Asquith's resignation as Prime Minister. ...

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The Maurice debate, 9 May 1918

According to A J P Taylor, the historic Liberal Party committed suicide on 9 May 1918 in a parliamentary debate which saw the former Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith openly inferring tha...

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The 1918 'coupon' general election

Just 24 hours after the Armistice had been signed with Germany, Lloyd George announced his decision to hold an election in alliance with his Coalition partners and Parliament was accordingly dissolve...

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Fusion: Liberals and Conservatives

The concept of fusion between the Liberal and Conservative parties was considered in the immediate post-war years as the solution for a new political age, in which traditional party allegiances had o...

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Liberal Party funding between the wars

One of the major problems facing the Liberal Party in the inter-war period was the lack of funds that they had at their disposal. As the Party became increasingly defunct, so it became impossible to ...

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The 1923 general election

The 1923 election was sparked in October of that year, when the Conservative Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin announced that his government would be seeking a mandate to introduce tariff protection, in...

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The 1924 general election

In contrast to the contest of 1923, the General Election of 29 October 1924 was an unmitigated disaster for the Liberals and the Party's parliamentary strength was reduced to just 40 MPs. A numb...

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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 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 MP; 1st Baron Beveridge William Beveridge


Beveridge, William (Lord Beveridge)

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Biography of Elliot Dodds


Dodds, Elliot

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Biography of John Hammond


Hammond, John and Barbara

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Biography of John Atkinson Hobson


Hobson, John Atkinson

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Biography of 1st Baron Keynes John Maynard Keynes


Maynard Keynes, John (Lord Keynes)

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Biography of MP Ramsay Muir


Muir, Ramsay

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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 Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury Violet Bonham Carter


Bonham Carter, Violet

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Biography of MP Isaac Foot


Foot, Isaac

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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 Megan Lloyd George


Lloyd George, Megan

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Biography of Sir MP Donald Maclean


Maclean, Sir Donald

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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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Journal
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Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 10 - Special Issue: The Liberal Party and the Great War

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Spring, 1996

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Journal articles
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Report: 'We can conquer unemployment'

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


Report of LDHG meeting of September 1994, on the Liberal approach to unemployment in the 1920s and '30s, with Lord Skidelsky

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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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Champion of Liberalism

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 59 ')


Biography of the left-leaning Liberal MP for Leicester, 1910-13, Eliot Crawshay-Williams (1879-1962).

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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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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 rank and file and the Liberal government 'crisis' of 1912: a note

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 59 ')


One activist's reaction to the key issues facing the Liberal government in 1912.

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The 1910 general elections

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 68 ')


Turning points in British politics?

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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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A forgotten Liberal-Conservative alliance

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 79 ')


The Constitutionalists and the 1924 election - a new party or a worthless coupon?

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Jo Grimond 1913-1993

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


David Steel's commemoration lecture, given at Firth Kirk, Finstown, Orkney, 18 May 2013.

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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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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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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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'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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C. E. Montague, Liberal war writers and the Great War

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 78 ')


The war writings of a Liberal author.

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A failure of leadership

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 25 - Special issue: Crossing the Floor ')


Defections 1918-29. The post-First World War period saw many Liberals, including high-profile personalities such as Winston Churchill, decide that the time was right for them to change political parties.

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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 Glyndwr manuscripts

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


The Glyndwr collection at the Denbighshire Record Office throws light on the fortunes of the local Liberal Party in the 1920s and '30s.

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The coalition of 1915-1916

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 72 - Special issue: The Liberal experience of coalition government ')


Prelude to disaster: an examination of the Asquith coalition of 191516, which brought to an end the last solely Liberal government.

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The King of Showland

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


The unusual career of the entertainment entrepreneur and Liberal MP for Walsall, 1922-24, Pat Collins.

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Report: Dancing the Charleston again

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


Report of LDHG meeting of November 1999, on Liberal/Labour relations during the 1918-31 period.

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The Liberals and Ireland 1912-1916

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 10 - Special Issue: The Liberal Party and the Great War ')


Liberal ministers had to deal with more than the Great War during the period 1914-18. Examination of the Liberal record on the Irish Question during this critical period.
Dr Jeremy Smith

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Last outpost of urban radicalism: Wolverhampton East, Liberal seat 1832 - 1945

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Analysis of Geoffrey Mander's Wolverhampton seat.

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Life with Lloyd George

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


A. J. Sylvester's Life with Lloyd George remains a unique source of information. This article examines its preparation, publication and impact.

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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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The flight from the Liberal Party

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


Liberals who joined the Labour Party, 1914-31.

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The 1910 and 2010 elections

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 68 ')


Continuity and change in election campaigning.

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Liberals in coalition, 1916-1922

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 72 - Special issue: The Liberal experience of coalition government ')


An analysis of the history of the last LiberalConservative coalition government.

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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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Lloyd George's war rhetoric, 1914-1918

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


Analysis of Lloyd George's rhetorical skills at the height of his powers.

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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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Decline and fall: the Liberal Party and the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


Report of a Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, February 2014, with Michael Steed, Professor Pat Thane and Dr Julie Smith.

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A Military History of Ireland

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


Review of T Bartlett & K Jeffrey (eds): A Military History of Ireland.

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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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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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'If I had to go to Paris again ...'

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


Lloyd George and the revision of the Treaty of Versailles.

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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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Liberal roots

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


The Liberal Party in a West Yorkshire constituency, 1920s-1970s.

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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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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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The Strange Death of Liberal England

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 17 ')


Review of George Dangerfield: The Strange Death of Liberal England

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The Liberal Party and the constitution

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


Argues that the Liberals regarded the 1911 Parliament Act as a final settlement of the second-chamber question

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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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Emily Hobhouse and the Controversy over the Destruction of Leuven in World War I

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 66 ')


Emily Hobhouse's role in attempting to reveal the facts behind the German destruction of the Belgian city of Leuven in 1914.

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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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Dividing Ireland: World War I and Partition.

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 31 ')


Review of Thomas Hennessey: Dividing Ireland: World War I and Partition.

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Lloyd George and the appeasement of Germany

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


Lloyd George's stance on Germany, 1922-1945.

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The 'Land and the Nation' and Wales

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 81 ')


An exploration of the formulation of the Liberal Green Book and its impact on Liberal fortunes in rural Wales.

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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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Liberal pragmatist

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Review of Donald Markwell, John Maynard Keynes and International Relations: Economic Paths to War and Peace

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No end of a lesson

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Review of Marquand, Britain since 1918.

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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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The man who sold the honours

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 66 ')


Review of Andrew Cook, Cash for Honours: The Story of Maundy Gregory (The History Press, 2008)

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Coalition in the archives

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 72 - Special issue: The Liberal experience of coalition government ')


The papers of Liberal activist Frances Josephy are used to examine the attitudes of ordinary Liberals to coalitions in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Lloyd George, diplomacy and international affairs

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Review of Michael Graham Fry, And Fortune Fled: David Lloyd George, the First Democratic Statesman, 1916-1922

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'We can conquer unemployment'

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


Lloyd George and Keynes.

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Scapegoat for Liberalism?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 80 ')


Review of Antony Lentin, Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy? The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer (Haus, 2013).

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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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War memoirs

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


Report of Andrew Suttie, Rewriting the First World War: Lloyd George, Politics and Strategy 1914-18

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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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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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Liberal defectors identified and explored

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 82 ')


Review of Alun Wyburn-Powell, Defectors and the Liberal Party, 1910-2010: A Study of Inter-Party Relations (Manchester University
Press, 2012)

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David and Frances

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


Review of John Campbell: If Love Were All ... The Story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George

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Simon

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 25 - Special issue: Crossing the Floor ')


Review of David Dutton: Simon: A political biography of Sir John Simon

Christopher Mayhew: A Cold War Witness; Emma Nicholson: Secret Society.
Duncan Brack, Robert Ingham and Graham Lippiatt

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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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Labour and the Liberal decline

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


Review of John Shepherd and Keith Laybourn, Britain's First Labour Government

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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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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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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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Lloyd George and appeasement

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


Review of Stella Rudman, Lloyd George and the Appeasement of Germany 1919-1945.

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Review: British intellectual life, 1918-39

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


Review of Richard Overy, The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars.

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Strange death?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


Review of McKibbin, Parties and People 1914-1951.

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Events
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Liberalism, Peace and the First World War

Monday 30 June 2014

The First World War sent a shockwave through the Liberal Party, permanently affecting its politics, its people and the way it viewed the world and its own place in it. This meeting, jointly organised...

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David Lloyd George: the legacy

Friday 8 March 2013

One of the greatest Liberal prime ministers, David Lloyd George, was born 150 years ago.
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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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Lords Reform 1911-2011

Friday 11 March 2011

The 1911 Parliament Act, introduced in the wake of the rejection by the House of Lords of Lloyd Georges Peoples Budget and the two general elections of 1910, was the first successful reform of the po...

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A delicate balance

Sunday 20 September 2009

The long-term decline in popularity of Labour and the Conservatives, and the growth in the number of third-party MPs at Westminster including mostly notably those of the Liberal Democrats means tha...

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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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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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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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The Fall of the Lloyd George Coalition

Monday 14 July 2003

The summer 2003 History Group meeting examined the events which brought an end to the last peacetime participation by the Liberal Party in UK government - when Lloyd Georges coalition was overthrown ...

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Dancing the Charleston Again - Liberal/Labour relations 1918-31

Monday 22 November 1999

Professor Ben Pimlott (Warden of Goldsmiths College and biographer of Hugh Dalton) and Dr David Dutton (biographer of Sir John Simon) reviewed relations between Liberals and Labour during the key per...

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We Can Conquer Unemployment

Sunday 18 September 1994

The subject of the meeting was the influence of Keynes's and Lloyd George's Yellow Book on the problems of conquering unemployment in the 1920s and 1930s. With one of the major policy paper...

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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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London Metropolitan Archives

The London Liberal Foundation and London Liberal Party records ...

archive url: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma
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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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Beveridge, William

Beveridge's papers at London School of Economics ...

archive url: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/archives
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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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An analysis of the reform of the House of Lords, 1911-2000

Supervisor: Professor Vernon B. Bogdanor

Oxford University , 2006

Citation form:
D.Phil

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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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Asquith, Home Rule and the Gladstonian tradition


Queens University Belfast Ph.D. , 1973

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British Liberals and radicals, and the treatment of Germany, 1914-20


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1992

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Conservatism and Liberal Unionism in Glasgow, 1874-1912


Dundee Ph.D. , 1983

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Conservatives, Liberals and Labour in Yorkshire, 1918-29


Sheffield M.A. , 1976

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Elite migration from the Liberal Party to the Labour Party, 1917-24, and the interaction with popular politics through the Union of Democratic Control


Open University, B.Phil. , 1984

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


Oxford D.Phil. , 1972

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Herbert Gladstone, Ireland and radicalism

Supervisor - Dr. Allen J. Warren

York, MA , 1999

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John Maynard Keynes and international relations: idealism, economic paths to war and peace, and post-war reconstruction


Oxford, D.Phil , 1996

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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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Lloyd George and the Labour Movement (With particular reference to the years 1914-22)


London Ph.D. , 1974

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Lloyd George in British politics, 1922-1931


Edinburgh Ph.D.

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Manchester Liberalism, 1918-29

Supervisor - Dr. Peter C. Lowe

Manchester, Ph.D , 1998

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


London Ph.D. , 1985

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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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Reginald McKenna as chancellor of the exchequer

Supervisor - Professor Hew F.A. Strachan

Glasgow, Ph.D , 1998

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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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The British general election of 1929

Supervisor - Professor Peter F. Clarke

Cambridge, Ph.D , 1999

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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 decline of the Liberal Party in parliament and in the constituencies, 1914-1931


Oxford D.Phil. , 1982

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


Oxford D.Phil. , 1995

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The Liberal mind, 1914-1929


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1975

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The Liberal Party in Cornwall, 1918-39


Exeter M.Phil. , 1991

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The Liberal Party in S.W. England, 1929-59


Exeter Ph.D. , 1995

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


Aberdeen M.Litt. , 1967

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The penal thought and practice of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, secretary of state for the Home Department, February 1910 to October 1911


London, M.Phil , 2004

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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 political dynamics of N.E. Wales, with special reference to the Liberal party, 1918-35

Supervisors - Professor Duncan M. Tanner and Dr. William P. Griffith

Wales, Ph.D , 2003

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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 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 strange death of British Liberalism: the Liberal summer schools' movement and the making of the Yellow Book in the 1920s

Supervisor - Professor Ben J. Pimlott

London, Ph.D , 2001

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War, reconstruction and the Fisher Act of 1918

Supervisor - Dr. P. Searby

Cambridge, M.Litt , 1995

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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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Audio sources
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Churchill speaking in 1918

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Lloyd George speaking in 1929

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