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Gladstone 1809-1898

Author: H C G Matthew
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Gladstone, both the most charismatic and extraordinary of Victorians, was four times Prime Minister. This combined volume of 2 books by H.C.G. Matthew chronicles his long and eventful life in a way that makes it the definitive Gladstone biography.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W E Gladstone; W E Gladstone; W E Gladstone; William Ewart Gladstone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H C G Matthew
ISBN: 0198206968 9780198206965
OCLC Number: 37976515
Notes: Originally published in 2 v. as: Gladstone, 1809-1874, and Gladstone, 1875-1898.
Description: xiii, 692 pages, [33] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Liverpool, Eon, and Oxford --
Gladstonian Conservatism: from Oxford to Westminster --
Church, State, and Free Trade: the Public Crisis of the 1840s --
Chancellor of the Exchequer: Free Trade, Budgets, and Franchise Reform --
Travel, Family, and Affairs in the 1860s --
The First Government: Disintegration and Downfall --
A Prime Minister's Private Life --
Retirement, Religious Nationality, and the Eastern Question --
The Midlothian Campaign --
Private Life in Retirement --
Gladstone at 70: a Review and a Retrospect --
The Second Gladstone Government, 1880-1885: Retirement, Cabinet, and Party --
Colonial, Foreign, and Defence Policy, 1880-1885 --
Domestic Policy in the 1880s --
Gladstone and Ireland 1875-1885 --
Towards Home Rule --
Home Rule, Land, and the Proposed Pacification of Ireland 1886 --
The Daily Round: Court, Patronage, and the Commons --
Behind the Scenes --
An Energetic Octogenarian --
Leading the Liberal Party, 1887-1892 --
The Fourth Gladstone Government, 1892-1894 --
'Successive snapping of the threads'.
Other Titles: Gladstone, 1809-1874.
Gladstone, 1875-1898.
Responsibility: H.C.G. Matthew.
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This is a biography of the British statesman William Gladstone, dealing in detail with his life and political career during the years 1809 to 1898.  Read more...

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