Mr Gladstone At Oxford 1890

Author: Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher
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Author: Roy Jenkins
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330476114
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Winner of the Whitbread Biography of the Year. William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent sixty-three of his eighty-nine years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times, a unique accomplishment. From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil. But Gladstone the man was much more: a classical scholar, a wide-ranging author, a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day, a voracious reader, and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation. He was also a man obsessed with the idea of his own sinfulness, prone to self-flagellation and persistent in the practice of accosting prostitutes on the street and attempting to persuade them of the errors of their ways. Gladstone, by historian and eminent politician Roy Jenkins, is a full and deep portrait of a complicated man, offering a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history, and is also a brilliant example of the biographer's art.

Gladstone God And Politics

Author: Richard Shannon
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847252036
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W.E. Gladstone was four times Prime Minister and an MP for sixty-three years. This is a major biography of the most famous Victorian statesman.

Nineteenth Century Prose

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The Gladstones

Author: S. G. Checkland
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521079662
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Concentrates on the formidible John Gladstone and his politician son William.

Dictionare Of Anonymous And Seudonmous English Literature

Editor: Ardent Media
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