Gladstone: Ireland and Beyond

Overview

This book examines key aspects of Gladstone's nianv-sided relationship with Ireland and does .so within die context of the broader concerns of the United Kingdom and the British Empire. It is based on papers given at a conference, funded by die Department of the Taoiscach, al St Dciim.rs Library at Hawarden (built to commemorate Gladstone and near his home in north Wales) held to mark the bicentenary of his birth.

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Overview

This book examines key aspects of Gladstone's nianv-sided relationship with Ireland and does .so within die context of the broader concerns of the United Kingdom and the British Empire. It is based on papers given at a conference, funded by die Department of the Taoiscach, al St Dciim.rs Library at Hawarden (built to commemorate Gladstone and near his home in north Wales) held to mark the bicentenary of his birth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846822988
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Martin Mansergh 5

List Of Contributors 9

List Of Illustration 11

List Of Abbreviation 12

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction K. Theodore Hoppen 15

Section A British Dimensions

Gladstone, Ireland, Scotland and the 'Union of heart and spirit' Alvin Jackson 23

Gladstone, Salisbury and the end of Irish assimilationism K. Theodore Hoppen 45

Gladstone's Irish Home Rule legacy: Philip Kerr and the making of the 1920 Government of Ireland Bill Melanie Sayers 64

Section B Irish Settings

From private visit to public opportunity: Gladstone's 1877 trip to Ireland Kevin Mc Kenna 77

'Irish peers are deservedly unpopular': dealing with your father's faux pas within the nineteenth-century family Devon McHugh 90

'This Proteus of polities': the Dublin Evening Mail on Gladstone, 1868-98 Patrick Maume I02

The Irish Times, southern Protestants and the memory of Gladstone, 1898-1938 Eugenio Biagini I22

Section C Matters Of The Mind

A careful Hellenism and a reckless Roman-ness: the Gladstone-Disraeli rivalry in the context of classics Quentin Broughatt 142

The religious dimension in Gladstone's Home Rule analysis John-Paul McCarthy 157

Section D The World Beyond

Gladstone and imperialism Bernard Porter 169

'A most arduous but a most noble duty': Gladstone and the British Raj in India, 1868-98 David Omisst 179

Postscript: A statue of Gladstone for Dublin Paula Murphy 200

Index 205

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