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Gladstone 1809-1898 By H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)

Gladstone 1809-1898
by H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)

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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.
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Gladstone 1809-1898 by H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)

William Ewart Gladstone was both the most charismatic and the most extraordinary of Victorians. His huge public career - in and out of office from 1834 to 1894 and four times prime minister - was consistently controversial and dramatic. His private life was a most curious blend of happiness and temptation. His Christian faith held the extremes of his character in sufficient harmony to avoid disintegration and to produce one of the most powerful political personalities in British history. H. C. G. Matthew's writings on Gladstone are generally acknowledged to have transformed understanding of the `Grand Old Man' of British Politics, and indeed his whole age. Appearing first as Introductions to his definitive edition of The Gladstone Diaries, they have been revised and made available in this volume, collected together in paperback for the first time. Gladstone 1809-1874: 'It deserves to become a classic of the genre' Illustrated London News 'For any aficionado of the high politics - and low life - of the nineteenth century, this book is a must' Observer 'the most sensitive and informed insight to date' English Historical Review Gladstone 1875-1898 (winner of the Wolfson History Prize 1995): 'Rarely can a single scholar have re-mapped a whole historical territory so grandly as H. C. G. Matthew has done in the case of Gladstone in particular and of Victorian politics and culture in general' English Historical Review

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Rarely can a single scholar have re-mapped a whole historical territory so grandly as H. C. G. Matthew has done in the case of Gladstone in particular and of Victorian politics and culture in general. * English Historical Review *

About H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)


H. C. G. Matthew was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of the 14-volume edition of The Gladstone Diaries, and of the New Dictionary of National Biography. Died 1999.

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Gladstone 1809-1898 by H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)
H. C. G. Matthew (late Professor of Modern History, late Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-09-01
706
0198206968
9780198206965
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