The Gladstone Diaries: July 1883-December 1886 Volume 11: With Cabinet Minutes and Prime-Ministerial Correspondence - The Gladstone Diaries (Hardback)
  • The Gladstone Diaries: July 1883-December 1886 Volume 11: With Cabinet Minutes and Prime-Ministerial Correspondence - The Gladstone Diaries (Hardback)

The Gladstone Diaries: July 1883-December 1886 Volume 11: With Cabinet Minutes and Prime-Ministerial Correspondence - The Gladstone Diaries (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/03/1990
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The tenth and eleventh volumes of Gladstone's Diaries cover the years of his extraordinary second and third administrations. There is much new material on the occupation of Egypt, the 'scramble for Africa', the third Reform Bill, and the crisis in Ireland leading eventually to the proposed Home Rule settlement in 1886 and the split of the Liberal Party. The volumes include not only the daily text of Gladstone's personal diary for these years, but also the minutes that he kept of his Cabinets - over 250 in these volumes - and over 1400 of the letters on politics, religion, literature, and personal affairs which he wrote in these years. The editors long introduction offers an interpretation of this remarkable material and in itself constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of Victorian Britain. The governments of the 1880s are the most controversial of Gladstone's career. These two volumes - both in the quality and the quantity of the material they contain - vastly increase our knowledge of late-Victorian government and politics and will be an essential source for many generations of historians.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198211389

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