Gladstone and the Ulster question

Neil C. Fleming

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGladstone and Ireland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9780230221949
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Gladstone
  • Ireland
  • Irish history


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