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William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer

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The grand old man of British politics; leader of the Liberal Party and prime minister in four governments from 1868 to 1894; responsible for major reforms in every sphere of national life, and for the development of imperial foreign policy; divided the party on the issue of the Irish Home Rule; stamped his moral authority on the politics of his time; a considerable scholar and author in his own right.