Gladstone and Disraeli
Routledge – 2005 – 208 pages
Gladstone and Disraeli surveys and compares the careers of these two influential Prime Ministers. Stephen J. Lee examines how Gladstone and Disraeli emerged as leaders of the two leading parties and goes on to consider their time in power, analyzing many different aspects of their careers.
Using a wide variety of sources and historiography, Lee compares and contrasts the beliefs of Gladstone and Disraeli, their effect on the economy, social reform, the Irish problem and parliamentary reform, and on foreign policy.
Introduction. Outline Chronology 1. Gladstone and Disraeli Before 1868 2. The Ideas of Gladstone and Disraeli 3. Social, Economic and Institutional Reforms 4. Constitutional Reforms 5. Foreign Policy 6. Imperialism and Empire 7. Ireland 8. Gladstone, Disraeli and Their Political Parties
Stephen J. Lee is Head of History at Bromsgrove School. His many publications include The European Dictatorships, 1918-1945 (2nd edition, 2000) and in this series, Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 (1998), Hitler and Nazi Germany (1998), The Weimar Republic (1998) and Lenin and Revolutionary Russia (2003).