Liberal Party


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Characters Catherine Gore
Like its predecessor, this novel recalls Jane Austen , but this time the plot (at least the earlier part) is closer to that of Sense and Sensibility. Marcia, a sensible elder sister, makes a...
Cultural formation Emily Shirreff
ES enjoyed the comforts of upper-middle-class life, in an English and presumably white family. Her father had Protestant (French Huguenot) roots. She grew up influenced by Whig principles. Shirreff confirmed her commitment to Christianity while...
Cultural formation Gladys Henrietta Schütze
GHS involved herself with the Liberal Party in about 1906, and the Women's Social and Political Union soon afterwards. She worked with the Pankhursts and militant suffragettes. During World War One, prejudice against her husband's...
Cultural formation Isabella Ormston Ford
She was brought up in Leeds in an English, radical Quaker family with Liberal politics who were committed to humanitarian pursuits.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The family was of prosperous middle-class standing, but IOF was brought up with a...
Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Ormston Ford
IOF 's father, Robert Lawson Ford , was a solicitor and landowner, and a Quaker who belonged to the radical wing of the Liberal Party . He supported local Quaker MP John Bright in his...
Family and Intimate relationships Kathleen Nott
KN 's father, Philip Nott , was a lithographic printer. He was something he called a liberal, which meant he probably voted Liberal and disapproved of war, capitalism, the Labour Party , and God. He...
Family and Intimate relationships Kate Parry Frye
KPF 's father, Frederick Charlwood Frye , attended Saffron Walden Grammar School and worked as a clerk and grocer. During the late nineteenth century his grocery business did very well, expanding into a chain, and...
Family and Intimate relationships Elinor Glyn
EG gave birth to her second daughter (Juliet, later Rhys Williams ) on 15 December 1898.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Hardwick, Joan. Addicted to Romance: The Life and Adventures of Elinor Glyn. Andre Deutsch.
Juliet grew up to be most unlike her mother: a specialist in economics, politically active and devoted...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Lady Cynthia Charteris married Herbert Asquith , Beb, the second son of Herbert Henry Asquith and Helen Asquith .
Herbert Henry Asquith (later first Earl of Oxford and Asquith), 1852-1928, was at this time...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Grant
AG 's father, Duncan MacVicar , was a farmer later turned army officer, as well as a poet and letter-writer: a plain, brave, pious man
Grant, Anne. Memoir and Correspondence of Mrs. Grant of Laggan. Editor Grant, John Peter, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
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whose political views were Whiggish .
Paston, George, and George Paston. “Mrs. Grant of Laggan”. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century, E. P. Dutton, pp. 237-96.
Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Rathbone
ER 's father was the sixth William Rathbone in a Lancashire family which was Quaker , Unitarian , Liberal and philanthropic. For six generations this family had been the epitome of fair trading, plain speaking...
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
After attending Cambridge University , David Alfred Thomas , Margaret's father, became a Liberal Member of Parliament, representing Merthyr Tydfil from 1888 to 1910.
Eoff, Shirley. Viscountess Rhondda: Equalitarian Feminist. Ohio State University Press.
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda,. This Was My World. Macmillan.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Brett
DB 's father, Reginald Baliol Brett , became the second Viscount Esher after his father 's death in 1899. In his capacity as a peer and courtier, Reginald Regy Brett wore distinguished hats after being...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Carpenter
MC 's father, Lant Carpenter , was born on 2 September 1780 to Mary née Hooke and her husband, carpet manufacturer George Carpenter .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Lant Carpenter
His father left the family after his business...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Hume Clapperton
Her father, Alexander Clapperton , was a successful merchant who owned businesses in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He was also active and influential in local politics, and was known to have Liberal sympathies.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Temple, H. B., editor. “Miss Jane Hume Clapperton, Authoress”. The Women’s Penny Paper, Vol.
, No. 35, pp. 1-2.
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10 October 1802: The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham...

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10 October 1802

The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham as a quarterly magazine of liberal views) published its first issue; it became a leading voice under editors like Francis Jeffrey and Sydney Smith , and lasted until...

17 November 1834: The Duke of Wellington was appointed First...

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17 November 1834

The Duke of Wellington was appointed First Lord of the Treasury and Secretary of State after the dismissal of the Whig Party by King William IV .

18 February 1835: Following a general election, Irish O'Connellites,...

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18 February 1835

Following a general election, Irish O'Connell ites, Whigs and Radicals formed an Opposition alliance at Lichfield House in London.

May 1850: Reynolds's Weekly News was launched by George...

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May 1850

Reynolds's Weekly News was launched by George Reynolds as a radical Sunday paper of international news, designed to serve the cause of freedom and democracy.

29 June 1855: The first number appeared of Daily Telegraph...

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29 June 1855

The first number appeared of Daily Telegraph and Courier, a newspaper which as the Daily Telegraph is still published in London in the twenty-first century.

June 12 1859: The Whig Party reformed under the leadership...

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June 12 1859

The Whig Party reformed under the leadership of Lord Palmerston , as the Liberal Party .

July 1865: A general election was held in Britain; campaigning...

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July 1865

A general election was held in Britain; campaigning was rendered eventful by distress and unrest in industrial areas, and controversy over the prospect of a new Reform Bill.

27 April 1866: Benjamin Disraeli, leader of the opposition...

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27 April 1866

Benjamin Disraeli , leader of the opposition to the Liberal government, argued that if there is to be universal suffrage, women have as much right to vote as men.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press.

3 December 1868: Following the first general election after...

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3 December 1868

Following the first general election after the Second Reform Act of the previous year, William Gladstone , a Liberal , formed the government in succession to ConservativeBenjamin Disraeli .

20 February 1874: Conservative leader Benjamin Disraeli formed...

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20 February 1874

Conservative leader Benjamin Disraeli formed the government for a second time, in succession to Gladstone 's Liberal government.

1880s: Many local Women's Liberal Associations ...

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Many local Women's Liberal Association s formed.

23 April 1880: Liberal William Gladstone formed the UK's...

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23 April 1880

LiberalWilliam Gladstone formed the UK's government for the second time, following a Conservative disaster in the general election.

1 February 1886: William Gladstone (Liberal) formed the UK...

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1 February 1886

William Gladstone (Liberal ) formed the UK government for the third time.

8 June 1886: Gladstone's Home Rule Bill for Ireland was...

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8 June 1886

Gladstone 's Home Rule Bill for Ireland was defeated. The issue split his party, the Liberals , and eventually the Liberal-Unionists were absorbed into the Conservatives .

15 August 1892: William Gladstone (Liberal), then eighty-two,...

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15 August 1892

William Gladstone (Liberal ), then eighty-two, formed his fourth government.


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