Irish Liberty, British Democracy revises the conventional view of the third Home Rule Crisis as a Liberal/Tory dispute, arguing that the principal struggle was, in fact, between the British parties and the Irish nationalists.  The book reveals the power over British politics wielded by Irish Parliamentary Party leader, John Redmond, showing him to have been much more than a passive victim of British statesmen’s duplicity.  Home Rule, James Doherty argues, became not just a solution to the Irish problem, but the crucial instrument for the advance of British democracy.

Available here from Cork University Press.