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Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898), prime minister and author

Colin Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10787
Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898), prime minister and author

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Family, early religion, and Eton | Christ Church, Oxford | Early political career and marriage | The Peel government, 1841-1846: Conservatism in crisis | In opposition, 1846-1852 | Chancellor of the exchequer, 1852-1855 | In opposition, 1855-1859 | Classicism, Studies on Homer, and the Ionian Islands | Return to the exchequer, 1859 | The high noon of Gladstonian finance, 1859-1866 | Liberal politics in the 1860s | Steps to the premiership, 1866-1868 | Foreign policy of the first government | Domestic affairs: the army and the court | Governmental disarray and defeat, 1872-1874 | Gladstone in 1874-1875 | Return to political action, 1876-1880 | The second government, 1880-1885 | Foreign and colonial policy, 1880-1885 | Aspects of domestic policy: the exchequer and the Bradlaugh affair | Ireland, 1880-1882 | Parliamentary reform, 1883-1884 | The fall of the government, the events of 1885, and the move towards home rule | The third government and the proposed pacification of Ireland, 1886 | The later Gladstone's intellectual and cultural context | In opposition, 1886-1892 | The fourth government, 1892-1894 | Final years and death | Gladstone and Victorian public life | Gladstone in perspective | Remnants for the future | Historical representation

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Subjects: biography ; history

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