The Liberal Party and Gladstone's Land Purchase Bill of 1886

  title={The Liberal Party and Gladstone's Land Purchase Bill of 1886},
  author={Graham D. Goodlad},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={627 - 641}
  • G. Goodlad
  • Published 1 September 1989
  • History, Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
It is hardly surprising that, for many years, historians of the political crisis of 1885–6 gave relatively little attention to the land purchase proposals which accompanied Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill. For the Land Purchase Bill progressed no further than its first reading on 16 April 1886, one week after that of its partner. Within weeks it was recognized by its sponsors as a political liability and, unlike the Home Rule Bill, never reached a parliamentary division. In recent years, there… 
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