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Anne McElvoy explores how 'Gladstonian' liberalism dominated Victorian Britain, and how it formed a bridge from aristocratic Whiggery to the interventionism of Edwardian liberals.

Anne McElvoy explores how 'Gladstonian' liberalism came to dominate Victorian Britain - and how it formed a bridge from a liberalism that tried to push the state back, to one that tried to take it over and use it to improve society.

With Eugenio Biagini, Edmund Fawcett, Ben Griffin, Stuart Jones, Jon Lawrence.

Producer: Phil Tinline.

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15 minutes