Gladstone and Ireland

Politics, Religion and Nationality in the Victorian Age

  • D. George Boyce
  • Alan O’Day

About this book


Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.


church constitution dynamics history history of literature identity Ireland kingdom landscape nation pluralism politics religion subject Victorian era

Editors and affiliations

  • D. George Boyce
    • 1
  • Alan O’Day
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsSwansea UniversityUK
  2. 2.Greyfriars HallUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.St Bede’s HallOxfordUK

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