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  William Ewart Gladstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gladstone was educated at Eton College, and in 1828 matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford where he took Classics and Mathematics, in which he had no great interest, in order to obtain a double first class degree.
Gladstone was a President of the Oxford Union debating society where he developed a reputation as a fine orator, a reputation that followed him into the House of Commons.
At university Gladstone was a Tory and denounced Whig proposals for parliamentary reform.
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 Gladstone, William Ewart. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1876, Gladstone published a pamphlet, Bulgarian Horrors and the Questions of the East, attacking the Disraeli government for its indifference to the brutal repression by the Turks of the Bulgarian rebellion.
Gladstone’s advocacy of Home Rule for Ireland was a notable recognition of Irish demands, but wrecked his third ministry (1886) after a few months.
Gladstone also split with the Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell because of the divorce case in which Parnell was involved.
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 PBS : Empires : Queen Victoria : The Changing Empire : Characters : Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), four times Queen Victoria's prime minister, was born, as Oscar Wilde would have described it, to the purple of commerce.
Gladstone was austere, obsessed by High Church theology and disputation, and was obsessed (despite marriage and many children) by low--but pretty--ladies of the evening, whom he would stalk, confront, and urge to reform their ways, afterwards returning home in a frisson of excitement to secretly whip himself.
Gladstone seemed always beset by problems involving Ireland, which was still treated like a colonial territory late in the century, and when he tried push through legislation for Home Rule for Ireland-a form of semi-independence-his party split on the issue and allowed the Conservatives back into power.
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 William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
Gladstone's maiden speech was made on 3 June 1833 during the Committee stage of the Bill for the Abolition of Slavery in the British empire.
In 1846 Gladstone's sister Helen had been restrained by the Lunacy Commission; she had a long history of instability and opium addiction; she also had had a series of lovers but the final straw for Gladstone was her conversion to Roman Catholicism.
Gladstone did not return to office until 1852 when the Earl of Aberdeen formed his ministry; Gladstone was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer and based his first Budget on public expenditure economies.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Gladstone became prime minister in 1868 and was an active legislator and reformer.
Gladstone's third ministry, a short one lasting on six months (February to July, 1886) was one that was overwhelmed by Irish affairs.
Gladstone's last term as prime minister saw the passage of an Irish home rule bill (1892) in the Commons, which he first championed in his 1886 ministry, but the bill never made it through the Lords.
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 William Ewart Gladstone
Gladstone was Chancellor again under Palmerston between 1859 and 1865, though their relationship was an uncomfortable one, and yet again under Russell (1865-6).
Gladstone retired as leader of the Liberal Party, but remained a formidable opponent, attacking the government fiercely over their weak response to Turkish brutality in the Balkans, known as the Eastern Crisis.
Gladstone told her everything about his political life, and wrote to her frequently when they were apart.
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 Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 - pafn284 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
GLADSTONE, WILLIAM EWART pronounced YOO uhrt (1809-1898), was one of the most respected British political leaders of the 1800's.
Gladstone served in mixed-party and Liberal cabinets as chancellor of the exchequer, the official who prepares the annual budget.
Gladstone sponsored an 1869 act that released the Irish, many of whom were Roman Catholic, from paying taxes to the Church of England.
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 William Ewart Gladstone
Foreign Secretary and Gladstone as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
At the General Election the Conservative's were defeated and Gladstone became the new leader of the Liberals and Prime Minister.
Gladstone, now MP for Midlothian, and the Liberals were returned to power with an overwhelming majority.
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 BBC - History - William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)
Having been persuaded against a career in the Church, Gladstone was elected to Parliament in 1832, as a Tory.
Gladstone began to tackle Ireland's oppressive landlordism and disestablished the Irish Protestant church in 1869.
Gladstone formed his third government in 1886, but his Irish Home Rule Bill was rejected by both Parliament and the electorate.
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 William Gladstone
Gladstone lost office when Peel resigned in 1835 but returned to the government when the Whigs were forced out of power in August, 1841.
Gladstone accepted their terms and the 1884 Reform Act was allowed to become law.
Gladstone was defeated in the polls in the 1886 General Election but was once again elected to office in 1892.
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 Gladstone, William Ewart
English statesman William Ewart Gladstone, depicted here in a 1850s caricature as a member of Parliament and first lord of the treasury.
Engraving by William Holl of the Liberal prime minister William Gladstone, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Gladstone dominated British politics for much of the second half of the 19th century, an advocate of free trade and domestic reform and a campaigner for Home Rule for Ireland.
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 William Ewart Gladstone (1809 -- 1898)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809 -- 1898): a proposal of marriage
On 17 January 1839 William Gladstone sent a proposal of marriage to Catherine Glynne.
[Gladstone] was with the Glynnes by moonlight in the Colosseum on 3 January 1839; and he had then an opportunity to speak to Catherine, for a moment, alone.
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 Overview of William Ewart Gladstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although born in Liverpool, Gladstone's parents were Scottish (his father was born in Leith) and the family lived at Fasque House (Aberdeenshire).
Having lost his earlier seat, Gladstone was elected as MP for Oxford University in 1847 and became Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Earl of Aberdeen's administration, a post he retained under Palmerston.
By 1868 Gladstone was Prime Minister for the first time, a post he occupied on no less than four occasions, the last at the age of 82.
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 Gladstone, William Ewart on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GLADSTONE, WILLIAM EWART [Gladstone, William Ewart] 1809-98, British statesman, the dominant personality of the Liberal party from 1868 until 1894.
Gladstone in his own words and doodles; What would that ultimate Victorian William Gladstone have thought of his library going electronic?
Afghanistan and Gladstone's moral foreign policy: Roland Quinault discusses Gladstone's view of the Second Afghan War both in opposition and during his premiership.(British prime minister William Gladstone)
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 William Ewart Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone: Bibliography - Bibliography Many of Gladstone's speeches and letters have been collected.
See biographies by J. William Ewart Gladstone: Early Career - Early Career Entering Parliament (1833) as a Tory, he became a protégé of Sir Robert...
William Ewart Gladstone: Prime Minister - Prime Minister Gladstone served as prime minister four times (1868–74, 1880–85, 1886,...
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 Home Rule
William Ewart Gladstone became British prime minister in 1868.
Parnell became president of the Land League, but he was dissatisfied with Gladstone's Land Act of 1881 and his provocative language resulted in imprisonment in Dublin and suppression of the league.
In 1889 Parnell was cited as co-respondent in a divorce case, and the scandal cost him the leadership of his party.
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 William Ewart Gladstone - Wikiquote
William Ewart Gladstone (December 29, 1809 - May 19, 1898) was a British Liberal politician and Prime Minister (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894).
Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan among the winter snows, are as sacred in the eye of Almighty God as are your own.
I don't object to Gladstone always having the ace of trumps up his sleeve, but merely to his belief that the Almighty put it there.
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 William Ewart Gladstone
Noted English Liberal statesman and debater, Gladstone served his country in a variety of positions beginning with a seat in parliament at age 23 and continuing on to prime minister in four separate governments.
During his second stint as prime minister, Gladstone worked for parliamentary reform but wars in Africa and other events culminated in Gladstone's again leaving power.
He was twice more elevated to the prime ministership (1886 and 1892) but created a split in his party by advancing the notion of Home Rule for Ireland.
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 William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman and prime minister, was perhaps the most eminent of eminent Victorians.
Gladstone's profound piety, manifest in his daily study of the Bible and regular church attendance, was central to his approach to politics.
Gladstone's view of political economy was also influenced by his faith.
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 Irish Home Rule (from William Ewart Gladstone) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
English statesman, son of William Ewart Gladstone; he was the first governor general and high commissioner of the Union of South Africa.
After his graduation from Oxford in 1831, William Gladstone wanted to become a clergyman in the Church of England.
For 60 years William Gladstone served the government almost continuously, achieving one of the most brilliant state careers in British history.
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 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - William Ewart Gladstone
British prime minister William Gladstone, leader of the Liberal Party, served four terms during the reign of Queen Victoria.
He helped to define the Liberal Party by working on reforms to improve the lives of the working class and fighting for Irish home rule.
He was the rival of Conservative Benjamin Disraeli, to whom he once lost, then regained, the post of prime minister.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - William Ewart Gladstone
Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898), four times prime minister of Britain (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894), and one of the dominant...
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Victorian politics were characterized by the contest between two great party leaders, William Gladstone of the Liberal Party and Benjamin Disraeli of...
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 Famous Scots - William Ewart Gladstone
Although born in Liverpool, in 1809, Gladstone was always quick to point to his two Scottish parents and that "not a drop of blood in my veins is not Scottish." He entered parliament in 1832 and he served a record 61 years in the House of Commons
His great political rival for many years was Benjamin Disraeli
Gladstone died in 1898 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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