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Founders of the Primrose Leaguelocked

(act. 1883–c. 1918)
  • Alistair Cooke

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Founders of the Primrose League (act. 1883–c. 1918), first came together as an extra-parliamentary support group for the Fourth Party, a gathering of Conservative back-benchers initially intent on impeding Gladstone's legislative programme but increasingly opposed to its own front bench and promoting the ideals of ‘tory democracy’. Over the next two decades the ...

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