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Review Articles

The State Of Victorian Political History*

J. P. Parrya1

a1 Peterhouse, Cambridge.

Gladstone: church, state, and tractarianism: a study of his religious ideas and attitudes, 1809–1859. By Perry Butler. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982. Pp. x + 246. £17.50.

The Nonconformist Conscience: chapel and politics, 1870–1914. By D. W. Bebbington. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1982. Pp. x + 193. £10.

The Greek heritage in Victorian Britain. By Frank M. Turner. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1981. Pp. xiv + 461. £21.

The Red Earl: the papers of the fifth Earl Spencer, 1835–1910, vol. 1, 1835–1885. Edited by Peter Gordon. Northampton: Northamptonshire Record Society, 1981. Pp. xi + 328. £15.

The Diary of Gathome Hardy, later Lord Cranbrook, 1866–1892: political selections. Edited by Nancy E. Johnson. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. Pp. xxxviii + 908. £48.

The Prime Ministers' Papers Series. W. E. Gladstone. IV: Autobiographical memoranda, 1868–1894. Edited by John Brooke and Mary Sorensen. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1981. Pp. viii + 166. £15.


* I am grateful to Professor Derek Beales for commenting on this article.