The Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain

Author(s): 
Parry, Jonathan
ISBN: 
0300057792
Date published: 
January 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00
Pages: 
392

This enlightening book presents the first modern overview of British Liberalism during the period from 1830 to 1886, when it was the dominant political force. Focusing on the strategies of successive Liberal leaders from Grey to Gladstone and Hartington, Jonathan Parry finds that Liberalism tried to maintain the rule of a propertied but socially diverse, rational, and civilised elite, and that it was a much more coherent political force than has generally been recognised.