1. Introduction: Britain in 1867 2. The Gladstonian Liberal Party 1868-95 3. The Conservative Party 1868-1905: The Regaining of Power 4. Ireland 1868-1922: Province or Nation? 5. Britain and the World 1867-1905: The Onset of Decline 6. The Liberal Party After Gladstone: Recovery, Triumph and Death 1895-1935 7. The Rise of Labour 1867-1940 8. British Foreign Policy 1905-45: The German Question 9. Britain between the Wars 10. The Conservative Party of the Chamberlains 1906-40 11. Socialist Britain 1940-51: The Home Front 12. Consensus Britain 1951-79 13. Thatcher's Britain - 120 Years on - 1979-90 14. Towards the New Millennium: Britain 1990-2001 15. Britain and the World 1945-2001: The 'New Elizabethan Age'
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