Journal of Liberal Democrat History 20 – Special issue: William Ewart Gladstone 1809-98
Introduction to this special issue of the Journal.
In a lecture delivered at Hawarden, and in a shortened version to the LDHG meeting in July 1998, Conrad Russell outlines the perennial themes in the approach of Liberals and Liberal Democrats.
Description of the Gladstone family home.
The Exchequer brought fame to Gladstone but in return Gladstone raised the office to the forefront of politics.
At a crucial stage in his career, Gladstone represented the area of his birth. This article links Liverpool’s reaction to electoral reform and Gladstone’s popularity.
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.
Extract from: A Diary of the Unionist Parliament 1895-1900.
The techniques of spin-doctoring were well known to Victorian politicians. This article considers a notable case of press management which went wrong. Or did it?
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.
As author and statesman, Roy Jenkins gives his impressions of the challenges in tackling a prolific fellow author.
Marking the centenary of Gladstone’s death.
Report of the international conference held at University College Chester, at the beginning of July 1998, to commemorate the centenary of Gladstone’s death.
Review of Travis L. Crosby, The Two Mr Gladstones (Yale University Press, 1997).
Review of Peter J. Jagger (ed.), Gladstone (The Hambledon Press, 1998).
Review of K. D. Reynolds, Aristrocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain (Oxford University Press, 1998).
Chronology: key dates in the life of William Ewart Gladstone 1809-1898; Bibliography: Gladstone: further reading.