William Gladstone spent sixty-three of his eighty-nine years in the House of Commons and was Prime Minister four times, a unique accomplishment.
From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil. But Gladstone the man was much more: a classical scholar, a wide-ranging author, a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day, a voracious reader, and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation.
In this illuminating biography, Roy Jenkins charts the life and career of one of the most eminent politicians in British history.
- By Roy Jenkins
- ISBN: 9781509868292