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W. E. Gladstone

(1809–98). Statesman and author. Gladstone was in office every decade from the 1830s to the 1890s, starting as a Tory, ending as a Liberal‐radical. Born in Liverpool on 29 ...

W. E. Gladstone

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0W0E W. E. Gladstone 1809 – 98 British Liberal statesman . Prime Minister 1868–74, 1880–5, 1886, 1892–4 . On Gladstone: see anonymous , bagehot , churchill , churchill , churchill , disraeli , disraeli , labouchere , sellar and yeatman , victoria , victoria Ireland, Ireland! that cloud in the west, that coming storm. letter to his wife, 12 October 1845 Ireland , Ireland! cloud in the west coming storm This is the negation of God erected into a system of Government. A Letter to the Earl of Aberdeen on the State Prosecutions...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0W.E. W. E. Gladstone 1809 – 98 British Liberal statesman , Prime Minister 1868–74, 1880–5, 1886, 1892–4 Ireland, Ireland! that cloud in the west, that coming storm. letter to his wife, 12 October 1845 Ireland , Ireland! cloud in the west coming storm Your business is not to govern the country but it is, if you think fit, to call to account those who do govern it. speech to the House of Commons, 29 January 1855 You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side. speech on the Reform Bill, in House of Commons, 27 April 1866 fight against...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...W.E. Gladstone 1809 98 British Liberal Prime Minister The first essential for a Prime Minister is to be a good butcher. In Great Contemporaries (1937), Winston Churchill states that H.H. Asquith quoted Gladstone as saying this when offering Churchill a Cabinet post in 1908. Asquith added: ‘There are several who must be pole-axed now.’ It has also been attributed to Lord Salisbury – the particular circumstance was that a minister had collapsed and died after Salisbury dismissed him. The saying may have re-entered political parlance when it was quoted by...

W. E. Gladstone 1809–98

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0W.E.999 W. E. Gladstone 1809–98 An old man in a hurry. on Gladstone Lord Randolph Churchill 1849 – 94 British Conservative politician address to the electors of South Paddington, 19 June 1886 old man in a hurry old man in a hurry A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity. of Gladstone Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 81 British Tory statesman and novelist ; Prime Minister 1868, 1874–80 in Times 29 July 1878 sophistical rhetorician exuberance of his own verbosity He speaks to Me as if I was a public...

W. E. Gladstone

W. E. Gladstone  

(1809–98).Statesman and author. Gladstone was in office every decade from the 1830s to the 1890s, starting as a Tory, ending as a Liberal‐radical. Born in Liverpool on 29 December 1809, the son of ...
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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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... 1867: Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolution: The Passing of the Second Reform Bill ( 1967 ) to a refutation of the suggestion that the activity of the London trades could have had an impact upon Parliament. Another riposte was from Henry Pelling, who questioned the concept of labour aristocracy in an influential volume, Popular Politics and Society in Late Victorian Britain ( 1968 ). Pelling is not alone. Revisionism was later expressed in Eugenio F. Biagini , Liberty, Retrenchment and Reform: Popular Liberalism in the Age of Gladstone, 1860–1880 ( 1991...

Hawarden Kite

Hawarden Kite  

After the general election of 1885 Gladstone's Liberals with 333 seats were balanced by 251 Tories who had an understanding with Parnell's 86 Irish MPs. In December 1885 Gladstone's son Herbert ...
Albert Venn Dicey

Albert Venn Dicey  

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(1835–1922)A. V. Dicey was born at Lutterworth in Leicestershire on 4 February 1835 and died in Oxford on 7 April 1922. His father, a Cambridge graduate, was proprietor of ...
Trade Union Act

Trade Union Act  

1871.Passed by Gladstone's administration following the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Trade Societies (1867), the Act clarified the legality of trade unions and provided for their funds ...
Ulster Liberal Party

Ulster Liberal Party  

A small grouping which existed from time to time in the province between 1886, when Gladstone's espousal of home rule destroyed the Irish Liberals, and the early 1970s, when it ...
Central Board

Central Board  

A scheme of Irish local government devised by the English Liberal Joseph Chamberlain in 1885 as a substitute for an Irish parliament. In its final form it combined an elected ...
Crofters' Act

Crofters' Act  

1886.Crofts are smallholdings, particularly found in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Clearances in the 18th cent. had pushed numbers of tenants into crofts near the sea, where kelping ...
Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th duke of, marquis of Hartington

Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th duke of, marquis of Hartington  

(1833–1908).Heir to the Cavendish family's dukedom and a Palmerstonian Whig, Hartington was an MP at 24 and a cabinet minister at 34. Elected Liberal leader in the Commons after Gladstone's ...
Peter Yeldham

Peter Yeldham  

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Born Gladstone, NSW, worked as a script-writer for radio before leaving for England in 1956 and establishing a reputation as a writer for film and television as well as a ...
Val Vallis

Val Vallis  

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(1916– ),born Gladstone, Queensland, was educated at the University of Queensland (MA) and London University (Ph.D.) and served with the AIF 1941–46, spending some time in New Guinea. He taught ...
Adullam

Adullam  

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A place in the hills of Judah. When David fled from Saul he hid in a cave nearby and there gathered a supportive force of malcontents (1 Sam. 22: 1–2). Hence the term Adullamites applied by John ...
W.L. Morton

W.L. Morton  

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(1908 – 80).Born in Gladstone, Manitoba, William Lewis Morton was educated at the University of Manitoba and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He held various university ...
Royal Titles Act

Royal Titles Act  

1876.After the Indian mutiny in 1857, sovereignty in India was transferred to the crown and the governor‐general became a viceroy. The elevation of Wilhelm I to be Emperor (of Germany) seems to have ...
Reform League

Reform League  

1865–9.The Reform League was established in 1865 to press for manhood suffrage and the ballot. It collaborated with the more moderate and middle‐class Reform Union and its parliamentary spokesmen ...
Ulster custom

Ulster custom  

Was the name given to the informal rights of Ulster tenants. These included security of tenure so long as the rent was fully paid, and the freedom to sell the right of occupancy to any new tenant who ...

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