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 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, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The family was of prosperous middle-class standing, but IOF was brought up with 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...
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, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, 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, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Temple, H. B., editor. “Miss Jane Hume Clapperton, Authoress”. The Women’s Penny Paper, Vol. 1, No. 35, pp. 1 - 2.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Stott
Amalia Maria Christina (Bates) Waddington , MS 's mother, came from a large, talented and gay family, with a habit of laughter and a determination not to lose touch with each other.
Stott, Mary. Forgetting’s No Excuse. Faber and Faber, 1973.
Amalia was...
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Fisher
Thomas Slack , husband of AF , published the first number of his Newcastle Chronicle; the paper continued in the family for eighty-six years, becoming a leading Liberal voice in the region.
Horsley, P. M. “Some Local Ladies of the Eighteenth Century”. Heaton Works Journal, No. 33, C A Parsons and Company, pp. 131 -38.
Rodriguez-Gil, Maria. “Deconstructing Female Conventions: Ann Fisher (1719-1778)”. Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of Language Sciences, No. 1-2, John Benjamins, pp. 11 -38.
Family and Intimate relationships Florence Nightingale
FN 's father, William Edward Nightingale , a banker's son and Cambridge-educated Whig party supporter, was a landowner, a highly cultured country gentleman of ample means.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
He was born William Edward Shore but later took...
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, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Hardwick, Joan. Addicted to Romance: The Life and Adventures of Elinor Glyn. Andre Deutsch, 1994.
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. Grant, John PeterEditor , Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844.
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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, 1901, pp. 237 - 96.


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 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'Connell ites, Whigs and Radicals formed an Opposition alliance at Lichfield House in London.
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 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 of Lord Palmerston , as the Liberal Party .
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 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, 2004.
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 the government for a second time, in succession to Gladstone 's Liberal government.
Many local Women's Liberal Association s formed.
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 government for the third time.
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, formed his fourth government.