Library bibliography - PhD/MA theses on Liberal history

What follows is a bibliography of PhD theses and MA theses on British liberal history. It serves as the "wish list" for the National Liberal Club's library, and is made available here for general reference. The Club also maintains separate bibliographies of general political reference works; books on British liberal history (including biographies); books on liberal philosophy; and pamphlets on the British liberal tradition.

This bibliography has been compiled by the National Liberal Club's Honorary Librarian, Dr. Seth Thévoz, incorporating and expanding upon an earlier bibliography originally produced by Prof. Richard Grayson for the Liberal History Group

Items in bold are already a part of the Club library.

PhD/MA theses

  • R.J. Akroyd, ‘Lord Rosebery and Scottish Nationalism 1868-1896’ (Edinburgh, Ph.D., 1996).
  • D.H. Aldcraft, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and the politics of central Birmingham, 1889-1895’ (Birmingham, M.Phil., 1978).
  • R.K. Amin, ‘The economic writings of G.J. (Viscount) Goschen’ (LSE, Ph.D., 1954).
  • P. Anderton, ‘The Liberal Party of Stoke-on-Trent and parliamentary elections, 1862-80: a case study in Liberal- labour relations’ (Keele, M.A., 1974).
  • I.K.R. Archer, ‘The early political career of Charles James Fox: 1768 to 1782’ (Cardiff, M.A., 1993).
  • N.F. Atkinson, ‘Political life of Lord Melbourne’ (Liverpool, Ph.D., 1919).
  • Fannie A. Baker, ‘Regarding the conjunctive words used by Lord Macaulay in the History of England’ (Nebraska - Lincoln, M.A., 1897).
  • James Brown Armour, ‘The Rev. James Brown Armour and Liberal politics in N. Antrim, 1869-1914’ (Belfast, Ph.D., 1979).
  • Angela M. Armitt, ‘Gladstone and Irish land reform’ (Western Ontario, M.A., 1967).
  • David Baxter Arnett, ‘John Morley and the “Fortnightly Review” from 1874 to 1882’ (Michigan, Ph.D., 1987).
  • William George Attwell, ‘The Canadian response to Joseph Chamberlain’s tariff reform campaign, 1903-1906’ (Carleton, Ph.D., 1972).
  • J.R. Austin, ‘The Liberal Party and South Africa, 1868-80’ (Bradford, Ph.D., 1974).
  • Malcolm I. Baines, ‘The Samuelites and the National Government: a study in Liberal survival, August 1931 - November 1933’ (Lancaster, M.A., 1986).
  • _______________, ‘The survival of the British Liberal Party, 1932-59’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1990).
  • Chris A. Ballinger, ‘An analysis of the reform of the House of Lords, 1911-2000’ (Oxford, D.Phil, 2006).
  • M.K. Barker, ‘The formation of Liberal Party policy, 1885-92’ (Wales, Ph.D., 1972).
  • Jeff David Bass, ‘A Burkeian analysis of the Crimean War speeches of John Bright’ (North Texas, M.A., 1974).
  • Alan S. Baxendale, ‘The penal thought and practice of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, secretary of state for the Home Department, February 1910 to October 1911’ (London, M.Phil., 2004).
  • J.D. Baxendale, ‘The development of the Liberal Party in England, with special reference to the north-west, 1886- 1900’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1971).
  • G.M. Bayliss, ‘The outsider: aspects of the political career of Sir Alfred Mond, first Lord Melchett’ (Swansea, Ph.D., 1970).
  • Dennis Benson, ‘Labour’s attitudes to social reform, 1900-14’ (Central Lancashire, M.Phil., 2002).
  • Michael Bentley, ‘The Liberal mind, 1914-1929’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1975). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Marjorie Katz Berman, ‘John Morley and Ireland’ (Colorado at Boulder, Ph.D., 1980).
  • A. Blake, ‘The education question and Liberal politics in N.E. England, 1868-1910’ (Newcastle, M.Litt., 1985).
  • Barbara Jean Blaszak, ‘George Jacob Holyoake: an attitudinal study’ (New York State at Buffalo, Ph.D., 1978).
  • A.D. Blau, ‘Seat-votes relationships in British general elections, 1955-97’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2002).
  • Luke Blaxill, ‘The language of British electoral politics, 1880-1910’ (King’s College London, Ph.D., 2012).
  • T. Boyle, ‘The Liberal Party and foreign affairs, 1895-1905’ (London, M.Phil., 1969).
  • Richard Brent, ‘The emergence of Liberal Anglican politics: the Whigs and the Church, 1830-41’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1985). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Peter Brett, ‘The Liberal middle classes and politics in three provincial towns: Newcastle, Bristol, York’ (Durham, Ph.D., 1991).
  • D.R. Brooks, ‘Gladstone’s Fourth Ministry, 1892-94: policies and personalities’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1975).
  • Susan Elizabeth Brown, ‘Gladstone and the House of Lords, 1880-94’ (Toronto, Ph.D., 1980).
  • Vera Beatrice Brown, ‘Joseph Chamberlain as an Empire builder’ (Chicago, M.A., 1924).
  • W.H. Bryars, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and British policy towards the Gold Coast and Ashanti Hinterland, 1895-1897’ (Birmingham, M.A., 1979)
  • Jillian H. Bulmer, ‘The impact of Liberal welfare reforms in Southampton, 1906-14’ (Southampton, M.Phil., 1984).
  • Timothy R. Burns, ‘The inter-change between political ideas and events in Britain from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1870’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1995).
  • M.E. Burton, ‘The making of Liberal Party policy, 1945-80’ (Reading, Ph.D., 1983).
  • J.E. Butler, ‘The Liberal Party and South Africa, 1895-1902’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1963).
  • P.A. Butler, ‘The religious ideas and attitudes of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1859)’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1977).
  • Patricia Caernarvon-Smith, ‘Gladstone and the Bank of England: a study in mid-Victorian finance, 1833-1866’ (North Texas, Ph.D., 2007).
  • Ronald Hugh Cameron, ‘Melbourne’s second administration and the opposition 1837-1841’ (Bedford College, London, Ph.D., 1970).
  • John M. Campbell, ‘Lloyd George in British politics, 1922-1931’ (Edinburgh, Ph.D., 1975). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • H. Harold Carter, ‘The strange death of Labour England: collective provision and social cohesion in Southwark, 1950-2000’ (Oxford, M.Phil., 2002).
  • C.P. Castorina, ‘Richard Cobden and the intellectual development and influence of the Manchester School of Economics’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1976).
  • Ian James Cawood, ‘“A colossal blunder”: Joseph Chamberlain, the Conservative Party and the Leamington Spa candidature dispute of 1895’ (Birmingham, M.A., 2003).
  • _______________, ‘The lost party: Liberal Unionism, 1886-1895’ (Leicester, Ph.D., 2010). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Louis Christian, ‘The euphuistic tendencies in Lord Macaulay’s style’ (Southern California, M.Phil., 1934).
  • Peter Claus, ‘Real Liberals and Conservatives in the City of London, 1848-86’ (Open University, Ph.D., 1997).
  • J.D. Clayton, ‘Mr. Gladstone's leadership of the parliamentary Liberal Party, 1868-74’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1961).
  • Ronald Calvin Coates, ‘Lord Rosebery: the limitations of experience’ (Victoria (Canada), Ph.D., 1969).
  • S.A. Collini, ‘Liberalism and sociology: L.T. Hobhouse and political argument in England, 1880-1914’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1977). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Joseph Coohill, ‘Ideas of the Liberal Party: perception, agendas, and liberal politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852’  (Oxford D.Phil, 1998). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED]
  • Chris Cook, ‘The Liberal Party in decline’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1975).
  • Cathleen Cooper, ‘The political and military career of Major-General J.E.B. Seely, 1868-1947’ (Southampton, M.Phil. , 2001).
  • C. Copus, ‘The influence of the party political group on the representative activities of councillors’ (Queen Mary, Ph.D., 1997).
  • P.J. Cosgrave, ‘Sir Edward Grey and British foreign policy in the Balkans, 1914-16: a study in war diplomacy’ (Cambridge, M.Phil., 1971).
  • Nick Cott, ‘Recruitment of Liberals into the Conservative Party, 1906-35’ (Newcastle, Ph.D., 2014).
  • Diane S. Crowe, ‘The Foreign Office and the elite press: Sir Edward Grey, Sir Charles Hardinge and the Entente, 1906-1910’ (Simon Fraser, M.A., 1991).
  • F.A. D’Arcy, ‘Charles Bradlaugh and the world of popular radicalism, 1833-1891’ (Hull, Ph.D., 1979).
  • James David, ‘The social and political development of Keighley, with special reference to the response of the Liberal Party to the rise of Labour, 1885-1914’ (Council for National Academic Awards, Ph.D., 1991).
  • P.G. Davis, ‘The role of the Liberal Unionist party in British politics, 1886-95’ (London, Ph.D., 1975).
  • Carl Elrod Devane, ‘The peace policy of Sir Edward Grey, during the Balkan crisis’ (Atlanta, M.A., 1937).
  • Mary S. Dewing, ‘Lord Haldane’s contributions to the theory of public administration’ (Chicago, M.A., 1937).
  • C.D. Dharkar, ‘Lord Macaulay and the Indian Legislative Council (1834-1838)’ (SOAS, Ph.D., 1931).
  • A.J. Dorey, ‘Radical Liberal criticism of British foreign policy, 1906-14’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1965).
  • Kevin Dowd, ‘The social and political activity of the Cadbury family: a study in manipulative capitalism’ (Wales, Ph.D., 2002).
  • Ronald D. Dubinski, ‘British Liberals and radicals, and the treatment of Germany, 1914-20’ (Cambridge, Ph.D. , 1992).
  • Keith Dugdale, ‘Conservatives, Liberals and Labour in Yorkshire, 1918-29’ (Sheffield, M.A., 1976).
  • T.J. Dunne, ‘W.E. Gladstone: the evolution of the Home Rule policy’ (Ireland, National University, M.A., 1971).
  • Cyril S. Dunsby, ‘The Labour and Liberal parties in an area of Conservative ascendancy: the case of Gloucestershire’ (Open University, Ph.D., 2004).
  • Michael J. Durban, ‘The prince of the Whigs: the life and career of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2003).
  • Antony Durnford, ‘The Marquess of Hartington, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1871-4: a study in policy and politics’ (York, M.A., 1995).
  • Peter James Durrans, ‘Imperial defence: the Canadian response during Joseph Chamberlain’s tenure of office as Colonial Secretary, 1895-1903’ (Carleton, M.Phil., 1965).
  • Anton Dyer, ‘John Stuart Mill and male support for the Victorian women's movement’ (Oxford, D.Phil , 1996).
  • Brian Dyson, ‘War, reconstruction and the Fisher Act of 1918’ (Cambridge, M.Litt., 1995).
  • Alan Gerhard Eastby, ‘Charles James Fox and the Ministry of All Talents’ (New York, Ph.D., 1973).
  • Mark Egan, ‘The grass-roots organization of the Liberal party, 1945-64’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2001).
  • M.A.G.H. El-Safi, ‘Lord Rosebery, Egypt and the Sudan, 1882-1898’ (Edinburgh, M.Phil., 1968).
  • S.H. Farnsworth, ‘Gladstone’s policy towards the Colonies, 1835-1855’ (Oxford, B.Litt., 1977).
  • Martin Farr, ‘Reginald McKenna as chancellor of the exchequer’ (Glasgow, Ph.D., 1998).
  • P.N. Farrar, ‘Richard Cobden, educationist, economist and statesman’ (Sheffield, M.Phil, 1988).
  • Wesley Ferris, ‘The Liberal Unionist Party, 1886-1912’ (McMaster, Ph.D., 2008).
  • Stewart Faulkes, ‘The strange death of British Liberalism: the Liberal summer schools' movement and the making of the Yellow Book in the 1920s’ (London, Ph.D , 2001).
  • Keith Fielden, ‘Richard Cobden and America’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1966).
  • David Fletcher, ‘Aspects of Sheffield Liberalism, 1849-86’ (Sheffield, Ph.D., 1972).
  • Ruth Fox, ‘The Liberal Party 1970 - 1983: its philosophy and political strategy’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 1999).
  • Mark Fraga, ‘The political thought of David George Ritchie: elements of a late Victorian Liberal creed’ (Oxford, M.Phil., 1989).
  • Michael Freeden, ‘English Liberal thought: problems of social reform, 1886-1914’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1972). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • J. Gardner, ‘William Ewart Gladstone and Christian apologetics, 1859-1896’ (York, Ph.D., 2005).
  • D.F. Garne, ‘Bradford: radical city in the Liberal age’ (Bradford, M.Sc. , 1977).
  • Edward Gates, ‘Gladstone’s West Country tour, june 1889: a study of party dialogue’ (New Brunswick, M.A., 1976).
  • M.M. Gerlacj, ‘British Liberal leaders and the United States, 1874-98’ (Oxford, D. Phil., 1982).
  • Clarence T. Gilham, ‘The political career of Lord Grenville, 1801-1834’ (Case Western Reserve, Ph.D., 1946).
  • P. Gliddon, ‘The North of England Newspaper Company, 1903-1939: the declining political importance of a Liberal newspaper company’ (Newcastle upon Tyne, Ph.D., 2000).
  • Eirwen Griffiths, ‘Monmouthshire and the Education Act, 1902: the 'Welsh revolt' of 1902-5, a study in conflict between national and local government in the field of education’ (London, M.Phil, 1996).
  • R.A. Grant, ‘The Liberal voter: a study of voting behaviour patterns in the 1964 general election’ (Strathclyde, M.Sc., 1970).
  • P.C. Griffiths, ‘The origins and development of the National Liberal Federation to 1886’ (Oxford, B.Litt, 1973).
  • Ellen Reid Gold, ‘Gladstone in Midlothian: a rhetorical analysis of his 1879 campaign’ (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1973).
  • G.D. Goodlad, ‘Liberals and the Home Rule issue, November 1885 - July 1886: the leaders and the rank and file, with special reference to certain localities’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1988).
  • Joyce Ellen Grigsby-Williams, ‘Colonel House and Sir Edward Grey: a study in Anglo-American diplomacy’ (Indiana, Ph.D., 1971).
  • P.R. Gregory, ‘The eighth Duke of Devonshire and the tariff reform controversy, 1902 to 1908’ (Manchester, M.Phil., 1972).
  • John R. Griffin, ‘The intellectual milieu of Lord Macaulay’ (Ottawa, M.Phil., 1963).
  • R.H. Gross, ‘Factors and variations in Liberal and radical opinion on foreign policy, 1885-99’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1950).
  • Lee E. Grugel, ‘George Jacob Holyoake: a study in the progress of labor and the British reform tradition in the nineteenth century’ (Chicago, Ph.D., 1970).
  • Elsie Elizabeth Gulley, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and English social politics’ (Columbia, Ph.D., 1926).
  • P.M. Gurowich, ‘Party and independence in the early and mid-Victorian House of Commons: aspects of political theory and practice 1832-68, considered with special reference to the period 1852-68’ (Cambridge, PhD., 1986).
  • Ofir Haivry, ‘The 'politick personality': Edmund Burke's political ideas and the Lockean inheritance’ (London, Ph.D., 2005).
  • Everett Parker Hall Jr., ‘Localism in Joseph Chamberlain’s social politics, 1869-1895’ (Massachusetts Amherst, Ph.D., 1977).
  • M.E. Hallett, ‘The 4th Earl Grey as Governor-General of Canada, 1904-1911’ (KCL, Ph.D., 1970).
  • D.A. Hamer, ‘John Morley: a political study, with special emphasis on the relationship between his political thought and practice’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1965) [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • P.A. Hammarlund, ‘Liberal internationalism and the decline of the state: a comparative analysis of the thought of Richard Cobden, David Mitrany and Kenichi Ohmae’ (LSE, M.Phil., 2003).
  • Nancy Jones Hammonds, ‘Gladstone, Egypt and the Sudan, 1880-1885’ (North Texas, M.A., 1975)
  • John W. Hancock, ‘The character of the British Liberal Party, 1908-18: a study of its character and disintegration’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1993).
  • Mark Anthony Harris, ‘Gladstone and the House of Lords: a study in political conflict, 1860-94’ (Austin State, Ph.D., 1978).
  • Robert T. Harrison, ‘Road to Suez: Gladstone and the Egyptian Crisis of 1882’ (Southern California, M.A., 1987).
  • H.M.W. Hart, ‘The decline of the Liberal Party in parliament and in the constituencies, 1914-1931’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1982).
  • C.T. Harvie, ‘University Liberals and the challenge of democracy, 1860-86’ (Edinburgh, Ph.D., 1972). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • S.E. Hassam, ‘The Parliamentary Labour Party and its relations with the Liberals, 1910-14’ (Aberdeen, M.Litt., 1967).
  • Donald Edward Heidenreich Jr., ‘A Full Cup: Three Acts of the British Parliament (Ireland, Herbert Asquith, David Lloyd George)’ (Arizona, MA, 1987).
  • _________________________, ‘In the beginning: Disraeli, Gladstone, and their first terms at the Exchequer’ (Missouri - Columbia, Ph.D., 1999).
  • A.C. Hepburn, ‘Liberal policies and nationalist politics in Ireland, 1905-10’ (Kent, Ph.D., 1968).
  • P.J. Hesketh, ‘The Wail of Jeremiah: the early career of C.F.G. Masterman as an expression of Edwardian Christian Socialism’ (Kings College London, Ph.D., 1994).
  • Simon Giles Higgens, ‘How was Richard Haldane able to reform the British army? An historical assessment using a contemporary change management model’ (Birmingham, M.Phil., 2003).
  • Roisin Higgins, ‘William Robertson Nicoll and the Liberal nonconformist press’ (St. Andrews, Ph.D., 1995).
  • K.H.W. Hilborn, ‘British policy and diplomacy in the Near East during the Liberal administrations August 1892 to June 1895’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1960).
  • A.P. Hill, ‘An analysis of voting patterns for the Liberal Party, with initial reference to the General Election of 1966’ (Southampton, Ph.D., 1978).
  • Steven Ervin Hinytzke, ‘An analysis of the ideas and arguments in the parliamentary Corn Law speeches of Richard Cobden, 1841-1846’ (Pennsylvania State, Ph.D., 1971).
  • R.M. Hodnett, ‘Liberal and Labour politics in two Northumberland mining constituencies, 1885-1924’ (Council for National Academic Awards, M.Phil., 1989).
  • John V. Hogan, ‘Politics and party management in the House of Lords, 1846 to 1865’ (Sussex, Ph.D. 1987).
  • D.G. Hoskin, ‘The genesis and significance of the 1886 Home Rule split in the Liberal Party’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1964).
  • Jason G. Howard, ‘The British general election of 1929’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1999).
  • Neil Gregory Howe, ‘The politician in caricature: the case of Charles James Fox’ (Nottingham, Ph.D., 2011).
  • Joan Hugman, ‘Joseph Cowan of Newcastle and radical Liberalism’ (Northumbria at Newcastle, Ph.D., 1993).
  • S. Huneidi, ‘Sir Herbert Samuel, Zionism and the Palestine Arabs, 1920-1925’ (Manchester, M.A., 1995).
  • R. Hyam, ‘The African policy of the Liberal government, 1905-09’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1963). [NOT PUBLISHED PER SE, BUT PART OF THE RESEARCH WAS PUBLISHED IN HYAM’S ‘CHURCHILL AND ELGIN AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE’.]
  • F.E. Hyde, ‘Mr. Gladstone’s fiscal and financial policy 1841 to 1845’ (LSE, Ph.D., 1931).
  • Christopher Ingham, ‘Liberalism against democracy: a study of the life, thought and work of Robert Lowe, to 1867’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 2007).
  • Anne Isba, ‘Gladstone and Dante: the place of Dante in the life and thought of a Victorian statesman’ (Keele, Ph.D., 2001). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Peter David Jacobson, ‘Dilke and Rosebery on Empire: The Contraction of an Imperial Idea’ (Columbia, Ph.D., 1972).
  • Peter J. Jagger, ‘The personal religious life and development of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1832)’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 1987). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • David James, ‘David Jones, The Social and Political Development of Keighley, with special reference to the response of the Liberal Party to the rise of Labour, 1884-1914’ (Huddersfield, Ph.D., 1991).
  • T.M. Javurek, ‘A new liberal descent: the joint historical pursuits of Barbara and Lawrence Hammond’ (Cambridge, M.Phil., 1996).
  • T.A. Jenkins, ‘Gladstone and whiggery: a study in Liberal leadership and politics, 1874-86’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1984). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Martin Jervis, ‘Radicalism and reform in Burnley, 1842-70’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1997).
  • R. Job, ‘The political careers of the third Earl Grey, 1826-1852’ (Durham, Ph.D., 1960).
  • Brendon Jones, ‘Manchester Liberalism, 1918-29: the electoral, ideological and organisational experience of the Liberal Party in Manchester with particular reference to the career of Ernest Simon’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1998).
  • D.M. Jones, ‘The Liberal Press and the rise of Labour: a study, with particular reference to Leeds and Bradford, 1850-1895’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 1974).
  • Donald J. Jones, ‘The Asquith Cabinet and women’s suffrage’ (Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), PhD, 1972).
  • J. Graham Jones, ‘Lloyd George and Welsh liberalism: collected essays’ (Aberystwyth, Ph.D., 2001). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Sian Jones, ‘The political dynamics of north east Wales, with special reference to the Liberal party, 1918-35’ (Wales (Bangor), Ph.D., 2003).
  • J.A. Jowitt, ‘Charles Wood (1800-1885): A Case Study in the Formation of Liberalism in Mid-Victorian England’ (Leeds, M.Phil., 1980).
  • Peter Joyce, ‘The electoral strategy and tactics of the British Liberal Party, 1945-70’ (London, Ph.D., 1990).
  • Savak Jehangir Katrak, ‘Imperialism viewed from below: a study of the political and economic ideas of Dadabhai Naoroji’ (Harvard, Ph.D., 1972).
  • J.G. Kellas, ‘The Liberal Party in Scotland, 1885-95’ (London, Ph.D., 1961).
  • A.S. King, ‘Some aspects of the history of the Liberal Party in Britain between 1906-1914’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1962).
  • Ki Soon Kim, ‘Mill, Gladstone and Liberal politics, 1865-1873’ (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1990).
  • Jonathan Kirkup, ‘The parliamentary agreement between the Labour Party and the Liberal Party 1977- 1978 “The Lib-Lab Pact”’ (Cardiff, Ph.D., 2012).
  • George Austin Klein Jr., ‘Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and the Liberal Imperialists, 1899-1903’ (Ohio State, M.Phil., 1969).
  • A.A.H. Knightsbridge, ‘Gladstone and the invasion of Egypt in 1882’ (Oxford, M.Phil., 1961).
  • Alexandra Kolaczkowski, ‘Sir Jerom Murch: case study of a Unitarian liberal and his impact on the Bath community, 1833-95’ (Bath, Ph.D., 1996).
  • Stephen Edward Koss, ‘His Master’s Voice: John Morley at the India Office’ (Columbia, Ph.D., 1966). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED].
  • Daniel R. Kruger, ‘Edmund Burke and the constitutional crisis, 1778-84’ (Oxford, D.Phil, 2001).
  • Robert Vincent Kubicek, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and the Colonial Office: a study in imperial administration’ (Duke, Ph.D., 1965).
  • M.D. Laing, ‘An ideology of transition: the political thought of the Social Democratic Party’ (Durham M.A., 1990).
  • Charles Rush Layton, ‘The political thought of John Bright’ (Michigan, Ph.D., 1957).
  • Matthew J. Lee, ‘John Stuart Mill, George Jacob Holyoake and the 'social question': themes of continuity in mid 19th-century radicalism and socialism’ (Cambridge, Ph.D, 1996).
  • P. Lee, ‘Earl Grey’s native policy in South Africa, with special reference to Natal’ (Sheffield, Ph.D., 1930).
  • Richard A. Lee, ‘Herbert Gladstone, Ireland and radicalism’ (York, M.A. , 1999).
  • Catriona Levy, ‘Conservatism and Liberal Unionism in Glasgow, 1874-1912’ (Dundee Ph.D., 1983).
  • J.K. Lindsay, ‘The Liberal Unionist Party until December 1887’ (Edinburgh, Ph.D., 1955).
  • J.P. Loughlin, ‘Gladstone, Irish nationalism and the Home Rule question, 1882-93, with particular reference to the Ulster problem’ (Trinity College Dublin, Ph.D.., 1984).
  • Gillian Lucas, ‘The response of the British Liberal Party and its supporters to Nazi Germany, 1935-8’ (Oxford, B.Litt. , 1977).
  • M.J. Lynch, ‘Gladstone and liberalism: the political development of W.E. Gladstone, 1845-59’ (Leicester, M.Phil., 1987).
  • Patricia C. Lynch, ‘Popular liberalism in the English counties, 1885-1906’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1997).
  • N.B. Lyon, ‘The fourth Earl Grey and imperial federation: British politics and Empire, 1880-1917’ (Durham, M.Phil, 1992).
  • Alan D. Little, ‘Chartism and liberalism: popular politics in Leicestershire, 1842-74’ (Manchester, Ph.D. , 1991).
  • J.P. Loughlin, ‘Gladstone, Irish nationalism and the Home Rule question, 1882-93, with particular reference to the Ulster problem’ (Trinity College Dublin, Ph.D., 1984).
  • Elisabeth E. Lumb, ‘Arthur Markham (1866-1916): coal owner and Liberal M.P. for Mansfield, 1900-16’ (Leicester, M.Phil., 1991).
  • M.J. Lynch, ‘Gladstone and Liberalism: the political development of W.E. Gladstone, 1845-59’ (Leicester, Ph.D., 1981).
  • Catriona Macdonald, ‘The radical thread - political change in Scotland: Paisley politics, 1885-1924’ (Strathclyde, Ph.D , 1995). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED].
  • Ichiro Maekawa, ‘The radicalism of Joseph Chamberlain: his ideas and actions in the context of Birmingham in the 1870s’ (Birmingham, M.Phil., 1998).
  • Donald J. Markwell, ‘John Maynard Keynes and international relations: idealism, economic paths to war and peace, and post-war reconstruction’ (Oxford, D.Phil, 1996).
  • A.J. Marrison, ‘British businessmen and the “scientific” tariff: a study of Joseph Chamberlain’s Tariff Commission, 1903-1921’ (Hull, Ph.D., 1980).
  • Margaret E.P. Marley, ‘Asquith, Home Rule and the Gladstonian tradition’ (Queens University Belfast Ph.D., 1973).
  • Andre Gordon Martel, ‘Rosebery and foreign policy: the politics and diplomacy of Liberal imperialism’ (Toronto, Ph.D., 1977).
  • Ursula Masson, ‘For women, for Wales and for Liberalism: women in Liberal politics in Wales c.1883-1914’ (University of the West of England, Ph.D., 2007).
  • Richard Milton Mayer, ‘The state in its relations with the church as seen by W.E. Gladstone, 1838 to 1869, a religious perspective’ (Northwestern, Ph.D., 1982)
  • T.J. McCarry, ‘Lloyd George and Irish Home Rule, 1886-1914’ (Bristol, M.Litt., 1976).
  • J.P. McCarthy, ‘Gladstone’s Irish questions: an historical approach 1830-86’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2010).
  • Anne McGowan, ‘The writings and political activities of Slingsby Bethel, 1617-97’ (Cambridge, M.Litt., 2000).
  • Vincent McKee, ‘British social democratic factionalism 1981-1996: case studies of the SDP 1981-88 and Liberal Democrats 1988-96’ (London Guildhall Ph.D., 1996).
  • John James McLean, ‘Campbell-Bannerman: the new imperialism and the struggle for leadership within the Liberal Party, 1892-1906’ (Connecticut, Ph.D., 1974).
  • William Ralston McKelvey III, ‘Gladstone’s Homeric passion: sacrilizing national literature and secularizing the state, 1760-1860’ (Virginia, ph.D., 1998).
  • Ian McLeod, ‘Scotland and the Liberal Party, 1880-1900, church, Ireland and Empire: a family affair’ (Glasgow M.Litt., 1978).
  • John Meadowcroft, ‘Community politics: a study of the Liberal Democrats in local government’ (London, Goldsmiths College Ph.D., 1999).
  • Michael Meadowcroft, ‘Transition in Leeds City Government, 1903-26’ (Leeds, M.Phil., 1978).
  • Joseph Stoddard Meisel, ‘Public speech and the culture of public life in the age of Gladstone’ (Columbia, Ph.D., 1999).
  • Gordon Millar, ‘The Liberal Party in Scotland, 1843-1868: electoral politics and party development’ (Glasgow, Ph.D., 1996).
  • T.B. Miller, ‘The foreign policy of the Gladstone and Rosebery administrations, 1892-1895’ (LSE, Ph.D., 1955).
  • Leslie G. Mitchell, ‘Charles James Fox and the disintegration of the Whig Party, 1782-94’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1968) [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED].
  • Charles Joseph Mollenhauer, ‘The literary criticism of Augustine Birrell’ (Pittsburgh, Ph.D., 1957).
  • C.J. Monk, ‘“Member for India?” The parliamentary lives of Dadabhai Naoroji (MP 1892-1895) and Mancherjee Bhownaggree (MP 1895-1906)’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1985).
  • Dwain Earl Moore, ‘John Morley as critic of public address’ (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1955).
  • James R. Moore, ‘The transformation of urban Liberalism: Liberal politics in Leicester and Manchester, 1885-95’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1999).
  • Jane Morgan, ‘The political career of Christopher, Viscount Addison (1869-1951)’ (Leicester, Ph.D., 1979). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED].
  • M. Mossek, ‘Immigration policy in Palestine under Sir Herbert Samuel: British, Zionist and Arab attitudes’ (LSE, M.A., 1975).
  • Kirsteen M. Mulhern, ‘The intellectual duke: George Douglas Campbell, 8th duke of Argyll, 1823-1900’ (Edinburgh, Ph.D., 2006).
  • Shirley Annette Mullen, ‘Organized freethought: the religion of unbelief in Victorian England (Holyoake, atheism and radicals)’ (Minnesota, Ph.D., 1985).
  • Paul Mulvey, ‘Land, liberty and empire: Josiah C. Wedgwood and radical politics, 1905-24’  (Edinburgh, PhD, 2005) [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED].
  • William Franklin Naufftus, ‘Lord Macaulay and the idea of the hero’ (Virginia, Ph.D., 1973).
  • G.V. Nelmes, ‘Stuart Rendel (1834-1913) and his contribution to the development of a distinctly Welsh political programme within the Liberal Party between 1880 and 1895’ (Wales, M.A. , 1977).
  • F. Nicoll, ‘Gladstone, Gordon and Sudan, 1883-5: how British policy created a Victorian icon’ (Reading, Ph.D., 2011).
  • Patrick Victory O’Dea, ‘Gladstone and the leadership of the Liberal party, 1886-1892’ (Notre Dame, Ph.D., 1973).
  • Kevin O’Rourke, ‘John Stuart Mill and freedom of expression’ (London, Ph.D., 2000).
  • Elwyn Hope Odell, ‘The public life of Lord Grenville’ (Southern California, Ph.D., 1943).
  • Edward Joseph Ondrako, ‘Freedom within the church: The controversy between William Ewart Gladstone and John Henry Newman in 1874-1875 and its shadows and images over Vatican II’ (Syracuse, Ph.D., 1994).
  • John Bremner Osborne Jr., ‘Sir Edward Grey, the British consular staff, and the Congo reform campaign’ (Rutgers State, Ph.D., 1971).
  • Mark Pack, ‘Aspects of the English electoral system, 1800-1850, with special reference to Yorkshire’ (York, Ph.D., 1995).
  • Ian Packer, ‘The Liberal land campaign and the land issue, c.1906-1914’ (Oxford, D.Phil. , 1995).
  • R.J.D. Page, ‘Canada and the Empire during Joseph Chamberlain’s tenure as Colonial Secretary’ (Oxford, M.Phil., 1972).
  • Danny Michael Parker, ‘R.B. Haldane: Labour’s first Lord Chancellor’ (Auburn, M.Phil, 1983).
  • Jonathan Parry, ‘The Gladstonian Liberal Party and religion, 1867-75’ (Cambridge Ph.D., 1985). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Jaan Pennar, ‘Richard Cobden and Cordell Hull: a comparative study of the commercial policies of nineteenth century England and the contemporary United States’ (Princeton, Ph.D., 1953).
  • R.B. Perks, ‘The New Liberalism and the challenge of Labour in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1885-1914, with special reference to Huddersfield’ (Council for National Academic Awards, Ph.D., 1985).
  • M.E. Petter, ‘Liberals and the Labour Party, 1906-1914’ (Oxford D.Phil., 1974).
  • M.J. Pindar, ‘A geographical analysis of the decline of the Liberal Party, 1918-25’ (Newcastle M.Litt., 1984).
  • Ira Fernando Plybon, ‘John Morley: the Victorian rationalist as literary critic’ (Maryland College Park, M.Phil., 1974).
  • John Douglas Powell, ‘The life of John Wodehouse, First Earl of Kimberley’ (Texas Tech, Ph.D., 1986).
  • N. Price, ‘The Scottish Liberal Party, 1868-86’ (Strathclyde, M.Litt., 1975).
  • R.E. Price, ‘Lloyd George's pre-Parliamentary political career’ (Wales M.A., 1974).
  • Alvin H. Proctor, ‘Gladstone and the British constitution’ (Winsconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 1948).
  • L.J. Proudfoot, ‘Urban patronage and estate management on the Duke of Devonshire’s Irish estates (1764-1891): a study in landlord-tenant relationship’ (Queen’s University Belfast, Ph.D., 1989).
  • Mark F. Proudman, ‘Inventing economic imperialism: British Liberals change their minds about capitalism and war’ (Oxford, D.Phil , 2005).
  • G.B. Pyrah, ‘The imperial policy of the Liberal Party: the settlement of South Africa, 1902-10’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 1952).
  • J. Ray, ‘“The denunciations of fools”: the fall of Richard Burdon Haldane’ (Kent, M.Phil., 1984).
  • Harold Bradford Raymond, ‘English political parties and electoral organisation 1832-1867’ (Harvard, Ph.D., 1952).
  • D.M. Rees, ‘The disintegration of the Liberal Party, 1931-3’ (Wales M.A., 1980).
  • Norman M. Rehg Jr., ‘Some limitations of Lord Macaulay’s criticism’ (Harvard, M.Phil., 1952).
  • Loren Dudley Reid, ‘Charles James Fox: a study of the effectiveness of an eighteenth century parliamentary speaker’ (Iowa, Ph.D., 1932).
  • Sarah Richardson, ‘Politics in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the age of reform, 1830-40’ (Leeds, Ph.D, 1995).
  • A.D. Roberts, ‘The Liberal Party in W.Yorkshire, 1885-95’ (Leeds, Ph.D., 1979).
  • David Roberts, ‘Clement Davies M.P. and the Liberal Party’ (Wales M.A. , 1976).
  • Barry Howard Rosen, ‘The political influence of the eighth Duke of Devonshire in the 1880s’ (South Carolina, Ph.D., 1974).
  • E. Royle, ‘George Jacob Holyoake and the Secularist movement in Britain, 1841-1861’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1968).
  • I.J. Salmon, ‘Welsh Liberalism, 1868-96: a study in political structure and ideology’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1984).
  • Philip J. Salmon, ‘Electoral reform at work: local politics and national parties, 1832-41’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1997). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • J.E. Sanderson, ‘John Bright as a critic of foreign policy’ (Birmingham, Ph.D., 1923).
  • Allan Martin Schleich, ‘The reaction to John Bright’s attempts to “Americanize” England, as revealed in his speeches, 1858-1860’ (Chicago, M.A., 1947).
  • D.M. Schreuder, ‘The second Gladstone administration and the Transvaal, 1880-1885: an analysis of policy’ (Oxford, M.Phil, 1969).
  • G.M. Scrase, ‘Sir Edward Grey, the parliamentary radicals, and the struggle for control of foreign policy, 1911-12’ (Durham, M.Phil., 1994).
  • Stefan Seelbach, ‘The modernisation of party organisation: the impact of the Social Democratic Party’ (Strathclyde, Ph.D., 2002).
  • Geoffrey Sell, ‘Jo Grimond and the politics of British liberalism, 1956-1967’ (London, Ph.D, 1997).
  • Holli A. Semetko, ‘Political communications and party development in Britain: the Social Democratic Party from its origins to the General Election campaign of 1983’ (London School of Economics Ph.D., 1987).
  • Michael Sharpe, ‘The political committee of the Reform Club’ (York, M.A., 1995). [PAMPHLET VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • C.A. Simmons, ‘Lord Macaulay’s History of England and the historical imagination’ (Sheffield, M.Phil., 1983).
  • A. Simon, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and the Unauthorized Programme’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1970).
  • J.T. Skinner, ‘John Bright and the representation of Manchester in the House of Commons, 1847-57’ (Cardiff, Ph.D., 1966).
  • Peter Sloman, ‘Economic thought and policy in the Liberal Party, c.1929-1964’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2012).
  • L.J. Small, ‘The constitutional thought of Winston Churchill, 1906-29’ (Cambridge, M.Litt , 1996).
  • James Patterson Smith, ‘Retrenchment, reform and Empire: Lord Kimberley and the Liberal imperial dilemma, 1868-1874’ (Vanderbilt, Ph.D., 1984).
  • Larry Joseph Smith, ‘Last chance for Liberalism: factionalism and financial chaos in the British Liberal Party, 1916-1926’ (Texas A&M, Ph.D., 2003).
  • N. Smith, ‘Social reform in Edwardian Liberalism: the genesis of the policies of National Insurance and old age pensions, 1906-11’ (Durham, M.A., 1973).
  • Thomas John Spinner Jr., ‘George Joachim Goschen, 1831-1907: British statesman and politician’ (Rochester, Ph.D., 1964).
  • Warren Staebler, ‘Rationalism without chill: the temper of John Morley’ (Cincinnati, Ph.D., 1941).
  • Hermann Georg Stelzner, ‘Ethical qualities in John Morley’s speaking on Irish Home Rule, 1885-1921’ (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.Phil, 1957).
  • E.D. Steele, ‘Irish land reform and English Liberal politics, 1865-70’ (Cambridge, Ph.D. , 1970).
  • J.F.M.D. Stephen, ‘Gladstone and the Anglican Church in Ireland and England, 1868-1874’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1956).
  • William L. Strauss, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and the theory of imperialism’ (Harvard, Ph.D., 1948).
  • R.W. Strong, ‘Campbell-Bannerman as Opposition leader, 1899-1905’ (Ulster,  Ph.D., 1983).
  • J.L. Sturgis, ‘The ideas and activities of John Bright in relation to the Empire, 1843-1889’ (Birkbeck, Ph.D., 1963).
  • D.M. Tanner, ‘Political realignment in England and Wales, c. 1906-1922’ (London Ph.D., 1985). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Michael W. Taylor, ‘The Paradise Lost of liberalism: individualist political thought in late Victorian Britain’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1992).
  • Ernest Merle Teagarden, ‘The Haldane army reforms, 1905-1912’ (Case Western Reserve, Ph.D., 1962).
  • Matthew Richard Temmel, ‘W.E. Forster and Liberal politics, 1847-1875’ (Maryland College Park, Ph.D., 1974).
  • Hanna Terao, ‘Towards a welfare society: a critical reappraisal of L.T. Hobhouse’s New Liberalism and Socialism’ (Cardiff, PhD, 2013).
  • Seth Alexander Thevoz, ‘Winston Churchill’s 1922 electoral defeat in Dundee’ (King’s College London, M.A., 2009).
  • ___________________, ‘The political impact of London clubs, 1832-1868’ (Warwick Ph.D., 2014).
  • Isabel Hendel Thompson, ‘John Morley and Ireland’ (Chicago, M.A., 1968).
  • M.J. Thompson, ‘Aspects of Liberal Unionist Party organisation, 1886-1895’ (Manchester M.A., 1973).
  • I.C. Treasure, ‘The Liberal Education Bills: conflict and compromise in religious issues and Liberal Party educational policies 1906-1908’ (Open University Ph.D., 1994).
  • Garry H. Tregidga, ‘The Liberal Party in Cornwall, 1918-39’ (Exeter, M.Phil., 1991).
  • _______________, ‘The Liberal Party in S.W. England, 1929-59’ (Exeter, Ph.D., 1995). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • D.J.B. Trotter, ‘John Morley and the Empire  before 1886’ (Manchester, M.Phil, 1967).
  • Thomas Augustus Turley III, ‘Chairman of an Aulic Council: the eighth Duke of Devonshire and British imperial defence policy (1895-1903)’ (Vanderbilt, Ph.D., 1935).
  • Denis P. Van Mechelen, ‘The growth of third party support in Britain: a comparative study of the electoral bases for the Liberal and Scottish National Parties successes during the 1970s’ (London School of Economics, Ph.D., 1983).
  • Jane Vickers, ‘Pressure group politics, class and popular liberalism: the campaign for parliamentary reform in the north-west, 1864-1868’ (Manchester Metropolitan, Ph.D., 1997).
  • John Vincent, ‘The formation of the Liberal Party, 1857-68 (Cambridge, Ph.D., 1962). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • David Jonathan Vold, ‘The secularism of George Jacob Holyoake and its implication for the secular study of religion’ (Minnesota, Ph.D., 1974).
  • E.I. Waitt, ‘John Morley, Joseph Cowan and Robert Spence Watson: divisions in Newcastle politics, 1873-1895’ (Manchester, M.Phil., 1973).
  • Jonathan C. Wallace, ‘The political career of Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford 1870-1949’ (Newcastle upon Tyne, Ph.D., 1995).
  • William Wallace, ‘The Liberal revival: The Liberal Party in Britain, 1955-66’ (Cornell, Ph.D., 1968).
  • Mark Allan Warber, ‘The imperial policy of Joseph Chamberlain’ (Michigan State, M.Phil., 1990).
  • A.J. Warren, ‘The Irish policies of the second Gladstone government, 1880-85’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 1975).
  • C.D. Watkinson, ‘The Liberal Party on Merseyside in the 19th century’ (Liverpool, Ph.D., 1968).
  • E.I. Watt, ‘The divisions of Liberalism: Newcastle politics, 1870-1902’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1972)
  • R.G. Watt, ‘Parties and politics in mid-Victorian Britain, 1857 to 1859: a study in quantification’ (Minnesota, Ph.D., 1975).
  • Benjamin J. Weinstein, ‘Shopkeepers and gentlemen: the liberal politics of early Victorian London’ (Cambridge, Ph.D., 2005).
  • S.P. Wells, ‘The influence of Sir Cecil Spring Rice and Sir Edward Grey on the shaping of Anglo-American relations, 1913-1916’ (London [external], M.A., 1978).
  • A.D. White, ‘Radical Liberals and Liberal politics, 1906-c.1924’ (Kent, Ph.D., 1980).
  • P. Whitaker, ‘The growth of Liberal organisation in Manchester from the 1860s to 1903’ (Manchester, Ph.D., 1956).
  • Justine Whitely, ‘Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1867-94: “an excellent guerrilla partisan”?’ (York, M.A., 1998).
  • Michael Wickham, ‘Electoral politics in Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1832-85’  (Durham, M.Phil , 2002).
  • Richard H. Wilde, ‘Joseph Chamberlain and South Africa, 1895-1903’ (Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., 1951).
  • David Wilkinson, ‘The political career of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd duke of Portland, 1738-1809’ (Wales (Aberystwyth), Ph.D., 1997).
  • Abigail Williams, ‘Roisin Higgins, Whig literary culture: poetry, politics and patronage, 1678-1714’ (Oxford, D.Phil., 2000).
  • J.E. Williams, ‘The Liberal Party and the House of Lords, 1880-1895’ (Wales, M.A., 1961).
  • Patricia Lynn Williams, ‘The rhetoric of imperialism: the speaking of Joseph Chamberlain, 1895-1897’ (Columbia, Ph.D,, 1972).
  • Ruth Clayton Windscheffel, ‘The working library of William Ewart Gladstone’ (Liverpool, Ph.D., 2003).
  • B.C. Woodward, ‘Elite migration from the Liberal Party to the Labour Party, 1917-24, and the interaction with popular politics through the Union of Democratic Control’ (Open University, B.Phil., 1984).
  • R.A. Wright, ‘Liberal Party organization and politics in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, 1886-1914, with particular reference to the development of independent labour representation’ (Birmingham Ph.D., 1978).
  • Chris Wrigley, ‘Lloyd George and the Labour Movement (With particular reference to the years 1914-22)’ (London Ph.D., 1974). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Alan Wyburn-Powell, ‘Defectors and the Liberal Party since December 1910’ (Leicester, Ph.D., 2010). [BOOK VERSION SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED.]
  • Kenneth Charles Zimmerman, ‘The political thought of John Morley’ (Minnesota, Ph.D., 1967).