Book abstract: On 8 June 1886 William Gladstone urged a crowded House of Commons to think 'not for the moment, but for the years that are to come' and vote for a Bill conferring domestic self-government on Ireland. This dramatic scene has only a handful of parallels in British history and marked the culmination of Gladstone's engagement with the 'Irish Question'. This question had many aspects- political, economic, social, religious, intellectual and constitutional - raising moral issues and provoking a debate on the character and composition of the British nation.
|Title of host publication||Gladstone and Ireland|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- Irish history