William Gladstone Signed Envelope.....british Politican....4 Time Prime Minister For Sale
The continuation of a fantastic vintage collection
This 5x3 envelope is glued to a 6.75 x 4 album page......
Signature is on bottom corner...
Dated 1875 and is the entire envelope which is glued on to the page..
Faint crease line in middle of envelope....Does not touch signature
William Ewart Gladstone,FRS,FSS(29 December 1809– 19 May 1898), was a BritishLiberalpolitician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served asPrime Ministerfour separate times (1868–1874, 1880–1885, February–July 1886 and 1892–1894), more than any other person. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 when he resigned for the last time. He had also served asChancellor of the Exchequerfour times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882).
Gladstone first entered Parliament in 1832. Beginning as aHigh Tory, Gladstone served in the Cabinet ofSir Robert Peel. After the split of theConservativesGladstone was aPeelite– in 1859 the Peelites merged with the Whigs and the Radicals to form the Liberal Party. As Chancellor Gladstone became committed to low public spending and to electoral reform, earning him the sobriquet "The People's William".
Gladstone's first ministry saw many reforms including Disestablishment of theChurch of Irelandand the introduction ofsecret voting. After his electoral defeat in 1874, Gladstone resigned as leader of the Liberal Party, but from 1876 began a comeback based on opposition to Turkey's Bulgarian atrocities. Gladstone'sMidlothian Campaignof 1879–1880 was an early example of many modern political campaigning techniques. After the1880 election, he formed his second ministry, which saw crises in Egypt (culminating in the death ofGeneral Gordonin 1885), and in Ireland, where the government passed repressive measures but also improved the legal rights of Irish tenant farmers. The government also passed theThird Reform Act.
Back in office in early 1886, Gladstone proposed Irishhome rulebut this was defeated in the House of Commons in July. The resulting split in the Liberal Party helped keep them out of office, with one short break, for twenty years. In 1892 Gladstone formed his last government at the age of 82. The Second Irish Home Rule Bill passed the Commons but was defeated in the Lords in 1893. Gladstone resigned in March 1894, in opposition to increased naval expenditure. He left Parliament in 1895 and died three years later aged 88.
Gladstone is famous for his oratory, for his rivalry with the Conservative LeaderBenjamin Disraeli, and for his poor relations withQueen Victoria, who once complained, "He always addresses me as if I were a public meeting."
Gladstone was known affectionately by his supporters as "The People's William" or the "G.O.M." ("Grand Old Man", or, according to Disraeli, "God's Only Mistake").
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