William Ewart Gladstone


Born
in Liverpool, England, The United Kingdom
December 29, 1809

Died
May 19, 1898

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One of the most prominent figures in nineteenth century British politics. Known as G.O.M, which stood for 'Grand Old Man' (although his rival Benjamin Disraeli joked that it was actually 'God's Only Mistake')

William Ewart Gladstone served four times as Liberal Prime Minister (1868 - 1874, 1880 - 1885, 1886 and 1892 - 1894). As such, he dominated the latter half of the century.

His hobbies included reforming prostitutes, felling trees and insulting Benjamin Disraeli. Despite a mutual dislike between Gladstone and Queen Victoria, he was one of the most successful politicians of his day.

His rule was dominated by the Irish Question, but his reforms were far-reaching and addressed a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

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On Books and the Housing of...

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The Life and pontificate of...

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Gleanings of Past Years

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Bulgarian Horrors and the Q...

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The impregnable rock of Hol...

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Der Staat in Seinem Verhalt...

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The Gladstone Diaries: Volu...

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The Gladstone Granville Cor...

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“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
William Ewart Gladstone
tags: tea

“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome. ”
William Ewart Gladstone

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
William Ewart Gladstone
tags: peace

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