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Time periods: 1929-1956
The economic crisis of 1931 caused yet further divisions amongst Liberals, and the partys decline accelerated. Yet even in this period of greatest weakness by 1955 the party had fallen to just five MPs Liberalism continued to generate ideas which dictated the political agenda, through the work of Keynes and Beveridge.

History (12)
Biographies (18)
Journal articles (77)
Events (18)
Archives: libraries (10)
Archives: individuals (2)
PhD theses (21)
Research (2)
Audio sources (1)

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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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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 Nadir, 1935-56

The 1935 General Election was a catastrophic defeat for the Liberals. The number of MPs for the party was reduced to 19, 12 of whom had majorities of less than 2,000, seven less than 1,000. The party...

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National Sound Archive

The National Sound Archive at the British Library holds various recordings of key Liberal figures. ...

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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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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 1929 general election

The election of May 1929 took place against a backdrop of economic depression, as the Conservative government struggled to stem a growing tide of unemployment in the aftermath of the First World War....

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The 1931 general election

The National Government was formed in August 1931, following the failure of Ramsay Macdonald's minority Labour administration to deal with the mounting unemployment that was paralysing Britain. ...

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The Liberal Nationals

The Liberal National group was officially formed on 5 October 1931; two days before the commencement of the election campaign, which saw the Liberals enter the polls as three distinct groups. ...

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Local history: Wembley Young Liberals in the 1950s

Alan Knight on being active in the Wembley North Young Liberals in the early 1950s. ...

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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 Clement Davies


Clement Davies, Edward

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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 Viscount Samuel Herbert Samuel


Samuel, Herbert (Viscount Samuel)

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Biography of MP; 1st Viscount Thurso Archibald Sinclair


Sinclair, Sir Archibald (Viscount Thurso)

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Biography of MP; 1st Baron Beveridge William Beveridge


Beveridge, William (Lord Beveridge)

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Biography of Baron Dahrendorf Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf


Dahrendorf, Ralf (Lord Dahrendorf)

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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 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 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 Sir MP Winston Churchill


Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer

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Biography of Sir MP Dingle Foot


Foot, Dingle

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Biography of MP; Baron Jenkins of Hillhead Roy Jenkins


Jenkins, Roy (Lord Jenkins)

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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 Viscount Simon John Simon


Simon, John (Viscount Simon)

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Journal articles
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Clement Davies: An underestimated Welshman and politician

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


Clement Davies led the Liberal Party from 1945 to 1956. This article reviews his life and career.

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The Liberal Party and the fall of the Chamberlain government

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


Examines the crucial role played by Liberal politicians - including Sinclair and Lloyd George - in the ousting of Neville Chamberlain in May 1940.

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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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Third Party Politics Since 1945

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


Review of John Stevenson, Third Party Politics Since 1945: Liberals, Alliance and Liberal Democrats

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Liberals and the 1945 election (1)

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


Review of Malcolm Baines, 'The Liberal Party and the 1945 General Election', Contemporary Record 9:1, Summer 1995

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Radical Action and the Liberal Party during the Second World War

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


The story of this influential pressure group within the Liberal Party.

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Churchill, Clement Davies and the Ministry of Education

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


Examination of the offer of a cabinet position to the Liberal leader Clement Davies in October 1951.

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The 8:30 Club: a Liberal Debating Society of the 1930s

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 19 ')


What issues concerned Liberal activists in the 1930s? This article examines the records of one young Liberal group.

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Remembering Beveridge

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 14 - Special issue: The Liberal revival ')


Memories of William Beveridge, social scientist and Liberal, whose ideas shaped British postwar politics.

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The Liberal Party and the 1945 election

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 11 ')


Personal recollections of the Liberal Party's campaign in the 1945 general election.

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Learning the lessons of history: Liberalism in the 1930s

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 55 ')


What can Liberal Democrats learn from the Liberal Party's positions in the 1930s?

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Liberal civil war: Denbigh, Oldham and the 1935 election

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 56 ')


The story of two constituencies where Liberals and Liberal Nationals fought each other at the 1935 general election.

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Liberals and the 1945 election (2)

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


Review of Peter Joyce, The Liberal Party and the 1945 General Election

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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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Liberal National leader

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 73 ')


An examination of the life and career of Charles Kerr, Lord Teviot.

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Honor Balfour and the Liberal Party

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 78 ')


An archival perspective.

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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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The Labour Party and the pursuit of the Liberal vote, 1945-1959

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 16 ')


Labour made a determined effort to absorb the Liberal vote when the party seemed to be in terminal decline after 1945.

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The Liberal performance in 1945

(from journal ' Liberal Democrat History Group Newsletter 11 ')


Contribution to the continuing debate over the 1945 election: response to earlier Newsletter articles.

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The Inverness turning point

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


How the Liberals' near-miss in the Inverness by-election of 1954 proved a turning point in the party's fortunes.

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The 1936 Preston by-election

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 75 ')


A look at the tensions the by-election caused for Liberal National and Conservative coalition partners.

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The Liberal Party's performance in 1945

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


Continuing the debate over the Liberal Party and the 1945 general election.

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Last of the Midland radicals

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Biography of Sir Geoffrey Mander, Liberal MP for Wolverhampton East, 1929-45.

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'Why I am a Liberal'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 60 ')


The dynastic Liberalism of Michael and all the Foots.

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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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Re-establishing the faith

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 76 ')


The revival of Liberalism in Dumfriesshire, 1931-63.

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Liberalism reunited: the Huddersfield experience 1945-47

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 52 ')


How fusion between the two Liberal factions helped Liberalism survive in Huddersfield

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1945-1964: The gory, gory years

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


The survival and development of the Liberal Party in the post-war era.

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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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Archive: The Papers of Herbert Samuel at the Parliamentary Archives

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')




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Violet and Clem

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 66 ')


Examination of the relationship between Liberal leader Clement Davies and Lady Violet Bonham Carter.

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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 last Liberal imperialist

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


Biography of Donald Johnson (1903-78), a self-styled 'political entrepreneur' who moved from the radical wing of the Liberal Party to become a Conservative MP.

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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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Tom Horabin remembered

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Personal memoir of Tom Horabin MP.

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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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Man of mystery: John Creasey

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 57 ')


The life of John Creasey (1908-73), Liberal candidate and author of almost 600 books.

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Report: Torrington '58 - Liberal survival and revival, 1945-79

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 61 ')


Report of full-day seminar, with LSE, 14 June 2008.

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Archie and Clem

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 70 ')


The story of the relationship between the successive Liberal leaders Sir Archibald Sinclair and Clement Davies.

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Liberalism and the National Government, 1931-40

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


An examination of the impact of the National Government on the Liberal Party.

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'The best for England'?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 76 ')


Liberals, coalitions and the right to dissent: the 'agreement to differ' revisited.

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'Reluctant' or Liberal collectivists?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 78 ')


The social liberalism of Keynes and Beveridge.

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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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Beveridge in person

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Encounter with Lord Beveridge.

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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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The Left Foot

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 60 ')


Review of Kenneth O. Morgan, Michael Foot: A Life.

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A Liberal without a Home: the Later Career of Leslie Hore-Belisha

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 65 ')


In the simplistic and sometimes pernicious categorisations which have so often been applied to the political personalities of the 1930s - appeasers and anti-appeasers, a majority of dupes and a minority of the far-sighted, the decade's Guilty Men and its isolated voices in the wilderness - Leslie Hore-Belisha has strong claims to be listed among the virtuous. David Dutton tells the story of Hore-Belisha - a Liberal without a home.

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A retreat from the left?

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


The Liberal Party and Labour, 1945-55.

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Crisis, coalition and cuts

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


An analysis of the parallels between the formation of the coalition governments in 1931 and 2010.

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David and Francis

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 74 ')


An examination of the build-up to the marriage of David Lloyd George and Frances Stevenson in 1943.

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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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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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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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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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Radical Reform Group

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


Examination of the group's formation, history and publications.

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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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Burying Caesar: Churchill, Chamberlain and the Battle for the Tory Party

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


Review of Graham Stewart: Burying Caesar: Churchill,
Chamberlain and the Battle for the Tory Party


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John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain 1937-46

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal Democrat History 30 ')


Review of Robert Skidelsky: John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain 1937-46.

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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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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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'A Little Chit of a Fellow'

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Review of Ian R. Grimwood, 'A Little Chit of a Fellow': a biography of the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha.

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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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The wonderful wizard as was

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


Lloyd George, 1931-1945.

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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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Survival and revival

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


Review of Egan, Coming into Focus: The Transformation of the Liberal Party 1945-1964.

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A Cold War Witness

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


Review of Christopher Mayhew: A Cold War Witness

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Review: A neglected party

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


Review of Dutton, Liberals in Schism - A History of the National Liberal Party.

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Evolving the constitution

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


Review of Vernon Bogdanor, The Coalition and the Constitution.

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Review: How the Liberal Party fared 1939-45

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 64 ')


Review of Thorpe, Parties at War: Political Organisation in Second World War Britain.

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Dissent over the airwaves

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')


Review of Johns, Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age.

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

Monday 10 February 2014

For the Liberal Party, the three general elections of 1922,1923 and 1924 represented a terrible journey from postwar disunity to reunion, and near return to government to dramatic and prolonged decli...

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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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Ownership for All the Liberal Party, co-ownership and industrial relations

Monday 9 July 2012

In 1928 the Liberal Party published the Yellow Book, the report Britains Industrial Future. While the report made a compelling case for state intervention in the economy and planning and advocated gr...

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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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Torrington '58: Liberal survival and revival, 1945-79

Saturday 14 June 2008

On 27 March 1958, Mark Bonham Carter, Asquiths grandson, won the Parliamentary by-election in the Devon seat of Torrington by a margin of just 219 votes.
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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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The Suez crisis

Monday 3 July 2006

Fifty years ago, in July 1956, the Egyptian President, Colonel Nasser, nationalised the Suez Canal, to the anger and frustration of the British and French governments, who were the majority sharehold...

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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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Clement Davies Liberal Party Saviour?

Sunday 21 September 2003

Clement Davies led the Liberal Party from 1945 to 1956. During that time, the party came very close to dying out but it survived. He turned down Churchills offer of a government position and in so d...

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Liberal Party General Election campaigns after 1945

Monday 3 February 2003

With David Butler, longstanding co-author and author of the acclaimed Nuffield General Election studies, and Neil Stockley, former Director of Policy, Liberal Democrats.
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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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Liberal-Tory Pacts: Partnership of principle or struggle for survival?

Saturday 1 March 1997

Michael Kandiah, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary British History, spoke on Liberal-Conservative relations in the 1940s and 1950s. He looked at both the national negotiations which conc...

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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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Survival in the Balance: The Liberal Party after 1945

Monday 17 September 1990

Dr Stevenson examined the history of the Liberal Party after 1945, and its attempt to carve out an identity for itself in a hostile political world. He explored the historical dimension of the contin...

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Archives: libraries
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BLPES

Liberal Party Archives at the London School of Economics (BLPES) ...

archive url: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/
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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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Clement Davies M.P. and the Liberal Party


Wales M.A. , 1976

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Conservatives, Liberals and Labour in Yorkshire, 1918-29


Sheffield M.A. , 1976

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Lloyd George in British politics, 1922-1931


Edinburgh Ph.D.

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Seat-votes relationships in British general elections, 1955-97


Oxford, D.Phil , 2002

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The British general election of 1929

Supervisor - Professor Peter F. Clarke

Cambridge, Ph.D , 1999

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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 disintegration of the Liberal Party, 1931-3


Wales M.A. , 1980

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The electoral strategy and tactics of the British Liberal Party, 1945-70


London Ph.D , 1990

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The grass-roots organization of the Liberal party, 1945-64

Supervisor - Dr. Michael W. Hart

Oxford, D.Phil , 2001

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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 making of Liberal Party policy, 1945-80


Reading Ph.D. , 1983

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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 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 response of the British Liberal Party and its supporters to Nazi Germany, 1935-8


Oxford B.Litt. , 1977

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The Samuelites and the National Government: a study in Liberal survival, August 1931 - November 1933


Lancaster M.A. , 1986

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The strange death of Labour England: collective provision and social cohesion in Southwark, 1950-2000

Supervisor - Professor Avner Offer

Oxford, M.Phil , 2002

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Research
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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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The Liberal Party's political communication, 1945-2002

Research on the Liberal party and Lib Dems' political communication. Any information welcome (including testimonies) about electoral campaigns and strategies.

Cynthia Boyer

Contact: CUFR Champollion, Place de Verdun, 81 000 Albi, France; +33 5 63 48 19 77; cynthia.boyer@univ-jfc.fr

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Audio sources
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Lloyd George speaking in 1929

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