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Author Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003.
Title The British liberal tradition : from Gladstone to young Churchill, Asquith and Lloyd George--is Blair their heir? / Roy Jenkins.
Imprint Toronto, Ont. : Published in association with Victoria University by University of Toronto Press, [2001]
©2001

Author Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003.
Series The Senator Keith Davey lectures
Senator Keith Davey lecture series.
Subject Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- History.
Liberalism -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 62 pages) : portraits.
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Contents Preface / Roseann Runte -- Opening Comment / Adel Sedra -- Introduction / H.N.R. Jackman -- The British Liberal Tradition: From Gladstone to Young Churchill, Asquith, and Lloyd George -- Is Blair Their Heir? / Roy Jenkins -- Toast to Lord Jenkins / H. Garfield Emerson -- Commentary / Baroness Scotland of Asthal -- Biographical Note: Roy Jenkins -- Biographical Note: Keith Davey -- Biographical Note: Baroness Scotland of Asthal -- The Senator Keith Davey Lectures.
Summary "In this wide ranging lecture, Lord Roy Jenkins tells the story of the rise and fall of the British Liberal Party under prime ministers Gladstone, Churchill, Asquith, and Lloyd George, and explores the place of current British prime minister Tony Blair in this tradition. Beginning his address with the Liberal Party's birth in London in 1859, Lord Jenkins discusses the relative success of these prime ministers in dealing with social issues, such as religion and suffrage, and aspects of government legislation including education, foreign policy, and the military. He punctuates this analysis with his views on the personalities of these men, recognizing that the character of leaders naturally shapes their leadership. Of William Ewart Gladstone, for example, Lord Jenkins notes that, while he was 'not necessarily the greatest prime minister, ' Gladstone was 'certainly the most remarkable specimen of humanity ever to inhabit 10 Downing Street.'"--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442680579 (electronic bk.)
1442680571 (electronic bk.)
0802084540
9780802084545
OCLC # 244768704
Additional Format Print version: Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003. British liberal tradition. Toronto : Published in association with Victoria University by University of Toronto Press, ©2001 9780802084545 (DLC) 2001616219 (OCoLC)46623867


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