The Maurice Debate 1918*

  title={The Maurice Debate 1918*},
  author={John O. Gooch},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={211 - 228}
  • J. Gooch
  • Published 1 October 1968
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In the view of at least one historian, the Maurice Debate played a significant part in the demise of the Liberal Party, and, in a more tortuous manner, contributed to the subsequent fall of David Lloyd George.1 Yet it has not been well served by historians, who have either ignored or distorted it. It finds no mention in Sir E. L. Woodward's recent study.2 In a necessarily brief survey, A.J.P. Taylor concludes that it was an act of 'revenge' by Sir Frederick Maurice after his dismissal by Lord… 

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