Home Rule
   In British history, home rule signified the idea that the separate countries of the United Kingdom should have separate parliaments. Home rule in the Victorian era normally referred to Irish Home Rule, which is to say to the restoration of a separate but subordinate parliament at Dublin. In 1873, the Protestant lawyer, Isaac Butt, formed the Home Rule League, the first Irish party fully independent of the British parties In the 1890s, there were relatively minor movements for Scottish and Welsh Home Rule, but they had little immediate consequence. The Liberal governments of William Gladstone attempted to pass Home Rule Bills for Ireland in 1886 and 1893 but failed in both instances. The issue was rejoined in 1912, after the Parliament Act of 1911 had trimmed the power of the House of Lords. In 1914, the third Home Rule Bill was in its third reading, and Ireland on the cusp of civil war over it, when the July Crisis eclipsed all other events. Irish Home Rule waited until 1921.
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   FURTHER READING:
    Jalland, Patricia. The Liberals and Ireland. New York: St. Martin’s, 1980.
   MARK F. PROUDMAN

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

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