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  William Ewart Gladstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Gladstone died of cancer at his country estate, Hawarden Castle, in 1898 at the age of 88, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers - William Ewart Gladstone
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   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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).
William Ewart Gladstone was the fourth son of merchant Sir John Gladstones (the final "s" was dropped from the family name to make it easier to pronounce).
Gladstone died of cancer at Hawarden in 1898 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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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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 William Ewart Gladstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809–19 May 1898) was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister (1868–1874, 1880–1885, 1886 and 1892–1894).
William was educated at Eton College, and in 1828 matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford where he took classics and mathematics so that he would receive a double first and also took a separate degree in history.
Gladstone died of cancer at his country estate, Hawarden Castle, in 1898, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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 MSN Encarta - William Gladstone
William Ewert Gladstone was born in Liverpool, the son of John Gladstone, a prosperous merchant of Scottish origin.
Gladstone supported Peel's movement toward free trade, but in 1846, when Peel rescinded the Corn Laws, which had taxed imported grain, the Conservative Party was shattered, and Peel's government collapsed.
Gladstone and his cabinet were slow to react to problems in the empire, arguing against expansion with complicated debates about morality and the treatment of the people in British colonies.
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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.
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.
Gladstone was obliged to increase income tax from 5d to 6d in the £1 and he also increased the duty on beer.
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 PBS : Queen Victoria : Low Graphics Site : The Changing Empire : 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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 Timeline of William Ewart Gladstone's Life
Gladstone was elected as a Tory for the borough of Newark-on-Trent under the patronage of the Duke of Newcastle.
Gladstone resigned from the Cabinet because he disagreed with the increase in the grant to Maynooth Seminary in Dublin.
Gladstone was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer and presented his first budget in April 1853.
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 Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone
Gladstone with a distrust and dislike which steadily deepened, while upon his rival she lavished an abundance of confidence, esteem, and affection such as Lord Melbourne himself had hardly known.
Gladstone, with his daemonic energy and his powerful majority in the House of Commons, was irresistible; and for five years (1869-74) Victoria found herself condemned to live in an agitating atmosphere of interminable reform....
Gladstone viewed Victoria through a haze of awe which was almost religious -- as a sacrosanct embodiment of venerable traditions -- a vital element in the British constitution -- a Queen by Act of Parliament.
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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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 The Atheneum - William E. Gladstone
Gladstone has constructed an addition to the castle, where he has his study, which he calls his "temple of peace." It contains fifteen thousand volumes, and of this storehouse of knowledge any resident visitor is allowed, on entering his or her name in a book kept for the purpose, to borrow at pleasure.
Gladstone almost in the light of a patron saint, and speak proudly of his prowess as a woodchopper, in which he equaled the late Horace Greeley.
Gladstone is a devout man, and when at his country seat, reads a portion of the service of the morning prayer in the parish church of which his son is minister.
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 William Ewart Gladstone's Great Campaigns for Peace and Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gladstone was always a devout supporter of the Church of England, and in 1838 he wrote The State in Its Relation with the Church.
Gladstone was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in the coalition government of Lord Aberdeen, and in April of 1853 he delivered his first budget speech, a five-hour review of the numbers.
Gladstone does, she wrote, is incalculable; instead of stemming the current and downward course of radicalism which he could do perfectly, he heads and encourages it, and alienates all true Whigs and moderate Liberals from him.
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 BBC - h2g2 - WE Gladstone, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Ireland - Part One
William was born on the 29 December, 1809, in Liverpool; he was named after a close friend of his father William Ewart.
John Gladstone was a friend of Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister from 1834-5 and 1841-1846, who in later life conferred a baronetcy upon John Gladstone, sat in Parliament from 1818 to 1827 and was master of many slaves upon his various overseas properties and plantations.
At home, the Gladstone children had been encouraged to discuss all manner of subjects on a basis of equality with the adults, and William as the youngest son had learned from an early age the need to be heard by his elders.
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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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 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 was Britain’s first ever liberal prime minister and the founder of classical liberalism.
Gladstone believed that there was work for those who wanted it and those who didn't want to work are just lazy, a habit that he didn't encourage.
Gladstone brought into the civil service and the army an exam that you had to pass to get into that profession, so that no matter how much money you had you couldn't have a profession in these two areas unless you actually were good at it.
Gladstone's system of having an entrance exam into the army solved this problem as well as enhancing his principle of equality of opportunity, as now working class people theoretically had the same chance of getting into the army as those in the upper class.
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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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 Overview of William Ewart Gladstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 --  Encyclopædia Britannica
English statesman, son of William Ewart Gladstone; he was the first governor general and high commissioner of the Union of South Africa.
For 60 years William Gladstone served the government almost continuously, achieving one of the most brilliant state careers in British history.
With Meriwether Lewis, William Clark led the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - William 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...
Victorian politics were characterized by the contest between two great party leaders, William Gladstone of the Liberal Party and Benjamin Disraeli of...
Gladstone (Missouri), city, Clay County, western Missouri, near the Missouri River; incorporated 1952.
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 William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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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 Amazon.com: Books: Gladstone : A Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE was born in Liverpool at the end of 1809.
Gladstone was one of the premier figures of nineteenth-century British politics, four times prime minister, leading light of the Liberal party, defender of Christianity, and champion of the Irish.
Gladstone's budgets were legendary and perhaps his best accomplishments; his speeches were equally legendary as well, and his personal habits and adventures, in addition to his life in politics, make him undoubtedly one of the most fascinating subjects in British history.
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 Gladstone, William Ewart on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gladstone and Parliamentary Reform, 1832-1894: Michael Partridge charts the changing political views of the Grand Old Man of 19th-century British politics.(The Unpredictable Past)
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)
Michael Novak: acclaim, disdain and a big prize follow his pen from left to right; one-time critic of U.S. capitalism now a fixture on circuit to assure the rich.
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 William Gladstone
William Gladstone was born in 1809 and educated at Eton and Oxford.
Gladstone progressed under Peel from junior lord of the Treasury to under-secretary for the colonies.
When the Conservatives were defeated in 1868 Gladstone became Prime Minister with his Liberal party.
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 First administration (1868-74) (from Gladstone, William Ewart) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Gladstone's first Cabinet (1868–74) was perhaps the most capable of the century.
He first assumed the presidency in 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley, and was elected in his own right in 1904.
By the time William Lipkind began writing stories for children, he had already had a long career as an anthropologist.
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