The Midlothian Campaign

Gladstone's Midlothian represented a defining moment in British political history and also in Rosebery's own personal advancement. For perhaps the first time in history a genuinely populist electoral campaign was waged bringing the issues directly to the public. It largely revolved around successive Foreign and Imperial policy failures of Disraeli including The Balkans Crisis, the Zulu War and the Second Afghan War.

Prime Ministers | Lord Rosebery


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by Stephen Luscombe