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Liberalism vs. Nationalism? Scottish Home Rule in the late 19th century

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Thursday 29 June | 6.00pm-8.00pm (proceedings start 6.30pm)


Talk title: Liberalism versus nationalism? Scottish Home Rule in the late 19th century


Speaker: Naomi Lloyd-Jones (King’s College)


Covering the period 1886-1912, this talk will focus on the fractious relationship between those who campaigned for a Scottish parliament and the Liberal party, which dominated nineteenth-century Scottish politics. It will outline the contemporary arguments for devolution, before turning to the bitter conflict between the Scottish Home Rule Association and Liberal leaders in both Scotland and England, which in turn caused division within the Association's own ranks. Considering the increasingly bellicose tactics adopted by the Association, and its increasing frustration at the seeming prioritisation of Ireland, the talk will highlight how, for many activists, the dividing line would become one of Liberalism or nationalism.


Naomi Lloyd-Jones will complete her PhD at King's College London this autumn. She uses a four nations history framework to analyse reactions to proposals for Irish Home Rule in England, Scotland and Wales. Her work on Scottish Home Rule has appeared in the English Historical Review, and an article on Welsh Liberal Unionism was published in Historical Research. Naomi is co-editor of Four Nations Approaches to Modern 'British' History: A (Dis)United Kingdom, which will be published later this year. She will take up a Stipendiary Lectureship at Hertford College, Oxford in September.

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