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Themes: Foreign policy
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History (11)
Biographies (3)
Journals (2)
Journal articles (14)
Events (6)
Archives: libraries (1)
Archives: individuals (1)
PhD theses (16)
Research (1)

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

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

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Hawarden Kite

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

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The Age of Russell and Palmerston , 1846-1868

The collapse of Sir Robert Peel's Conservative government, following the 1846 repeal of the Corn Laws, began a complex re-arrangement of British political parties; one that took more than a deca...

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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 Liberals in Opposition 1875-1880

At the beginning of 1875, following his defeat by Disraeli in the 1874 general election, Gladstone resigned the leadership of the Liberal party, convincing himself that at the age of 65 he deeply des...

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The Midlothian Campaign

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

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Remember The Rights of The Savage

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

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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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Alliance defence policy: Eastbourne and after

In the autumn of 1986, the Alliance faced one of its biggest challenges when the Liberals passed a motion at their annual assembly, rejecting the leadership's defence policy. ...

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Simon Hughes: Defence debate at Eastbourne, 1986

Simon Hughes in the debate on the Alliance defence commission report; Liberal Assembly, Eastbourne, 23 September 1986 ...

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Biographies
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Biography of MP; 3rd Viscount Palmerston Henry John Temple


Palmerston, Viscount (Henry John Temple)

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Biography of Sir MP Winston Churchill


Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer

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


Grey, Edward (Viscount Grey)

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Journal
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Journal of Liberal History 42 - Special issue: Liberals and International Policy

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Spring, 2004

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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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Gladstone and the Irish question

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


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

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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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William Digby and the Indian Question

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 58 ')


The first secretary of the National Liberal Club was also a radical political organiser and agitator for India. Examination of his activities.

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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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Young Liberals; the 'Red Guard' era

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


The role of foreign policy issues in the growth of the Young Liberals in the 1960s and '70s.

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Europe and the Liberal tradition

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


Report of LDHG meeting of March 1996, with Graham Watson MEP, Alan Butt Philip, Michael Steed, and Lord McNally.

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Report: Liberal Democrats in Europe - 21 years of success or failure?

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 63 ')


Report of fringe meeting of 6 March 2009, with William Wallace and Sarah Ludford MEP.

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Gladstone and Ireland

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


Gladstone wrestled with the problems of Ireland for thirty years. H.C.G.Matthew argues that while Gladstone failed in his objective to integrate Ireland into a United Kingdom his policy still dominates today's consitutional debates.

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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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The Suez crisis

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 53 ')


Report of meeting of 3 July 2006, with Professor Peter Barberis.

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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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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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Report: Liberalism, peace and the First World War

(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 84 ')


Report of Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, 30 June 2014, National Liberal Club, with Louise Arimatsu and Robert Falkner; chair: Martin Horwood

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Gladstone and Britain's Imperial Role

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


Imperialism has now become a term of abuse, but Dr Eugenio Biagini shows that Gladstonian Liberal policy aimed to develop a partnership of self-governing colonies.

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Events
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The Liberal Party and the First World War

Saturday 1 November 2014

A one-day conference organised by the Journal of Liberal History and Kings College, London.
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Liberal Democrats in Europe, 21 years of success or failure?

Friday 6 March 2009

The Liberal Party and the SDP were the most pro-European of the British political parties. So how has their successor party fared in European politics since merger in 1988? How has the party adapted ...

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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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"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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The European Inheritance

Friday 15 March 1996

Unity in Europe was a central theme for the Liberal Party since Gladstones day, and was an important factor behind the SDPs breakaway from the Labour Party. Yet continental liberal parties have not a...

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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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Archives: individuals
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Temple, Henry John (third Viscount Palmerston)

Palmerston's papers at the Hartley Library, University of Southampton ...

archive url: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/archives/
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PhD theses
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British Liberal leaders and the United States, 1874-98


Oxford D. Phil. , 1982

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


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1992

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British policy and diplomacy in the Near East during the Liberal administrations August 1892 to June 1895


Oxford D.Phil. , 1960

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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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Gladstone's policy towards the Colonies, 1835-1855


Oxford B.Litt. , 1977

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Inventing economic imperialism: British Liberals change their minds about capitalism and war

Supervisor - Professor Michael S. Freeden

Oxford, D.Phil , 2005

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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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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 policies and nationalist politics in Ireland, 1905-10


Kent Ph.D. , 1968

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Radical Liberal criticism of British foreign policy, 1906-14


Oxford D.Phil. , 1965

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The African policy of the Liberal government, 1905-09


Cambridge Ph.D. , 1963

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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 Party and foreign affairs, 1895-1905


London M.Phil. , 1969

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The Liberal Party and South Africa, 1868-80


Bradford Ph.D. , 1974

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The Liberal Party and South Africa, 1895-1902


Oxford D.Phil. , 1963

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The Marquess of Hartington, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1871-4: a study in policy and politics

Supervisor - Dr. A.J. Warren

York, MA , 1995

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Research
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The life of Professor Reginald W Revans, 1907-2003

Any information anyone has on Revans' Liberal Party involvement would be most welcome. We are particularly keen to know when he joined the party and any involvement he may have had in campaigning issues. We know he was very interested in pacifism. Any information, oral history submissions, location of papers or references most welcome.

Dr Yury Boshyk and Dr Cheryl Brook

Contact: yury@gel-net.com or cheryl.brook@port.ac.uk

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