William Gladstone

New Studies and Perspectives
Author(s): 
Quinault, Roland
Author(s): 
Swift, Roger
Author(s): 
Windscheffel, Ruth Clayton
ISBN: 
9781409420460
Date published: 
July 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

The figure of William Gladstone continues to loom large in the history of nineteenth-century Britain. Not only was he Prime Minister four times and leader of the Liberal Party for over three decades, but he also took an active interest in the intellectual, imperial, military, cultural and ecclesiastical affairs of the day. Yet despite this towering presence, there is much that still remains obscure about the motivations and beliefs of the man. Divided into five sections, Images, Personal Questions, Officialdom, and Ethics and Internationalism, this collection redresses this imbalance in the historiography, providing new perspectives on Gladstone's life.