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p. 11219. Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustratedlocked

  • Christopher Harvie
  •  and H. C. G. Matthew

Abstract

‘Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule Frustrated’ considers the need for Home Rule and the impact that the failure of the Irish Home Rule Bill had on British politics. The undercapitalization of Irish agriculture left many wanting independence, and the more extreme groups, such as the Fenians, scared the Liberal Party into concessionary action. Gladstone's support for Home Rule split the Liberal Party, leading to a Unionist hegemony. In contrast to Ireland, Liberal imperialism trumped nationalism in Wales and Scotland. The Anti-Home Rule coalition was able to consolidate, but not make decisive legislative changes.

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