This dictionary brings together in one volume the biographies of over 200 individuals who have made major contributions to the Liberal Party, SDP or Liberal Democrats, or to the development of British Liberalism.
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What's in the Dictionary of Liberal Biography.
The Dictionary of Liberal Biography brings together in one volume the biographies of over 200 individuals who have made major contributions to the Liberal Party, SDP or Liberal Democrats, or to the development of British Liberalism:
- Liberal Prime Ministers, from Palmerston to Lloyd George; - Party leaders, from Gladstone to Ashdown; - Twentieth century Liberal Cabinet ministers; - Leading Whigs and Victorian Liberals; - Liberal thinkers, such as Mill, Beveridge and Keynes; - Leading Social Democrats, including Roy Jenkins and Shirley Williams; - All Liberal Democrat MPs elected in 1997, and front-bench peers
Contributors include leading academics, MPs and peers; with forewords by Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP and Professor Ben Pimlott. Also included as appendices are details of all party leaders in the Commons and Lords, chief whips, and party presidents; cabinet ministers since 1859; and byelection winners since 1918.
The Dictionary of Liberal Biography has been produced under the aegis of the Liberal Democrat History Group, which promotes the discussion and research of historical topics, particularly those relating to the histories of the Liberal Democrats, Liberal Party and the SDP. The Group organises discussion meetings and publishes the quarterly Journal of Liberal Democrat History and other occasional publications.
The Dictionary of Liberal Biography is a unique source of reference for anyone requiring information on the contribution of Liberals and Liberalism to British politics past and present.