Gladstone, Disraeli and Later Victorian Politics
An introductory survey of the two main Victorian political parties, this text covers the rise of the Liberal party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late-19th century. It considers party organization, the influence of leadership and also analyzes who supported the Liberals and Conservatives and why. This revised edition of the volume includes over ten years of current scholarship.
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DISRAELIS CONSERVATIVE PARTY
THE LIBERAL CRISIS
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