In this issue: Richard Livsey and the politics of Brecon and Radnor; a commemoration of the 1866 petition for women’s suffrage; the Distributists and the Liberal Party; the legacy of Roy Jenkins; press, politics and culture in Victorian Britain.
Trevor Jones – an appreciation; meetings schedule; on this day in Liberal history
A review of the life and political career of Richard Livsey, Lord Livsey of Talgarth (1935–2010).
Reforming the Lords (David Steel); The Liberal Democrats and Spitzenkandidaten (Antony Hook); Liberal clubs (Michael Steed).
A commemoration the 1866 petition for women’s suffrage, written by the Liberals Helen Taylor and Barbara Bodichon.
An analysis of the Distributists and their impact.
Evening meeting of the Liberal History Group, 27 June 2016, with John Campbell and David Steel. Chair: Dick Newby.
A comparative review of W. Sydney Robinson, Muckraker: The Scandalous Life and Times of W. T. Stead – Britain’s first investigative journalist (Robson Press, 2012); P. Brighton, Original Spin: Downing Street and the Press in Victorian Britain (I.B. Tauris, 2016); and G. Cordery and J. S. Meisel (eds.), The Humours of Parliament: Harry Furniss’ View of Late Victorian Political Culture (Ohio State UP, 2014).
Review of Lynne Featherstone, Equal Ever After: The Fight for Same Sex Marriage – and How I Made it Happen (Biteback Publishing, 2016).
Review of Michael Thomas and Peter Urbach, Commemorating Reform and Reformers, Volume 1: The Reform Club’s Collection of Ceramic and Other Objects Commemorating Reform and Those who Campaigned for it (Reform Club, 2014).
Review of Norman Baker, Against the Grain (Biteback Publishing, 2015).