The Peers, the Parties and the People
The General Election of 1910
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, xi + 548pp
When the Lords rejected the budget of Lloyd George on 30 November 1909 they provoked one of the most acute constitutional struggles in modern British history. This book is a study of the two critical elections of 1910 which provided the resolution of that controversy. Drawing on a wide range of manuscript sources, on the archives of the political parties, and on the national and provincial press, Neal Blewett has analysed in complex and fascinating detail the popular context of the constitutional struggle. An authoritative narrative of high politics is linked with grass-roots preoccupations, and the debates in Westminster with the conflict in constituencies.
A good copy. The dustwrapper is a little tanned, with a little bit of creasing to the spine and corners, but is now within a protective sleeve. The book is in good sound condition but the pages are age-toned.