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Gladstone Centenary Essays
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Gladstone Centenary Essays

David Bebbington and Roger Swift

Abstract

W. E. Gladstone towers over the politics of the nineteenth century. He is known for his policies of financial rectitude, his campaigns to settle the Irish question, and his championship of the rights of small nations. He remains the only British Prime Minister to have served for four separate terms. In 1998, an international conference at Chester College brought together Gladstone scholars to mark the centenary of his death, and many of the papers presented on that occasion are published in this volume. Covering the whole of the statesman's long political life from the first Reform Act to the ... More

Keywords: W. E. Gladstone, financial rectitude, Irish question, Reform Act, parliamentary reform, free trade, English Nonconformists, Irish Unionists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239253
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313202

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bebbington, editor

Roger Swift, editor

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