Journal of Liberal History 65
A new regular feature in the Journal, reporting news of meetings, conferences, commemorations, dinners or any other event, together with anything else of contemporary interest to our readers.
Liberals in Schism – 1 (Dr Peter Hatton); Liberals in Schism – 2 (Paul Hunt); Campbell-Bannerman (Graham Lippiatt); The Mills and their world (Dr Alexander (Sandy) Waugh); Richard Holme (Trevor Jones); Correction.
On 6 June 1859, 280 Whig, Liberal, former Peelite and radical MPs met at Willis’s Rooms in King Street, St. James’s. They gathered to agree on a strategy to oust Lord Derby’s Conservative government from office. Angus Hawkins analyses the significance of this key event in Liberal history.
Exploring the possibilities – and limitations – of using Wikipedia as a tool for researching Liberal history.
This year’s Liberal history quiz attracted a fair amount of attention at the History Group’s exhibition stand at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth in September. Here we reprint the questions.
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 […]
Report of the Liberal Democrat History Group meeting at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference, 13 March 2009, with Professor Richard Finlay, Dr Catriona Macdonald and Jim Wallace. Chair: Robert Brown MSP.
Report of a Fringe meeting (supported by The Guardian), 20 September 2009, at the Liberal Democrat conference, Bournemouth, with Professor Martin Pugh, Lord Tom McNally and David Laws MP; Chair: Duncan Brack (Editor, Journal of Liberal History).
The answers to this year’s Liberal history quiz at the History Group’s exhibition stand at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth in September.
Review of Paul Readman, Patriotism, National Identity, and the Politics of Land, 1880-1914 (Royal Historical Society, 2008).
Review of Frank Trentmann, Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption and Civil Society in Modern Britain (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Review of H. V. Emy, Liberals, Radicals and Social Politics, 1892-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 1973; reprinted 2008).
Review of Richard Overy, The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars (Allen Lane, 2009).