The Liberal Party 1894-1906

Mark Rathbone charts a dramatic transformation in the fortunes of the Liberal Party by examining its leaders.

In 1891 John Morley insisted that the Liberal Party consisted simply of Gladstone: after him, ‘it will disappear and all will be chaos’. This article sets out to examine the problems suffered by the Liberal Party in the period after Gladstone’s retirement, and to explain how and why they were overcome for the party to win a landslide election victory in January 1906.

The era of Rosebery and Harcourt

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