Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 1-43
  3. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 44-75
  4. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 110-150
  5. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 151-196
  6. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 197-228
  7. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 229-233
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 234-252

About this book


The diverse coalition of forces that came to be known as the Liberal party dominated British politics in the period between 1830 and 1886. This book seeks to account for the remarkable success of the Liberals by analysing who they were, both in parliament and in the constituencies, and showing how they managed to inter-relate. But at the same time it is emphasised that the dominance of the Liberals was seldom a simple matter, let alone a foregone conclusion. The complex story of the Liberal ascendancy requires the interweaving of high political strategy, the practical business of government, the electoral position of the party, and the development of Liberal ideology. It also involves assessing the personalities of outstanding individuals such as Earl Grey, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, and W.E. Gladstone.


England government ideology individual parliament politics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Liberal Ascendancy, 1830–1886
  • Authors T. Jenkins
  • Series Title British Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T. A. Jenkins 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59247-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59248-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23483-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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