City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
William Ewart Gladstone
1809 - 1898
Erected 1925 by London County Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 51° 30.393′ N, 0° 7.875′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlton House Terrace and Waterloo Place, on the right when traveling east on Carlton House Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Carlton House Terrace, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5AJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John First Lord Lawrence (within shouting distance of this marker); P&O (within shouting distance of this marker); Duke of York Column (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fox Burgoyne (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Falcon Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975)Royal Artillery South Africa Memorial (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
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1. William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898) (BBC History). Four-times Liberal prime minister of Great Britain, Gladstone was one of the dominant political figures of the Victorian era and a passionate campaigner on a huge variety of issues, including home rule for Ireland. (Submitted on December 5, 2017.)
2. William Ewart Gladstone (Wikipedia). William Ewart Gladstone, FRS, FSS (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman of the Liberal Party. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served for twelve years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, spread over four terms beginning in 1868 and ending in 1894. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times....Gladstone was born in Liverpool to Scottish parents. He first entered the House of Commons in 1832, beginning his political career in the Conservative Party as a High Tory. Gladstone served as a minister in both of Robert Peel's governments, and in 1846 joined the breakaway Peelite faction, which eventually merged into the new Liberal Party in 1859. He was Chancellor
under Lord Aberdeen (1852–55), Lord Palmerston (1859–65), and Lord Russell (1865–66). Gladstone's own political doctrine – which emphasised equality of opportunity, free trade, and laissez-faire economic policies – came to be known as Gladstonian liberalism.... Gladstone left office in March 1894, aged 84, as both the oldest person to serve as Prime Minister and the only Prime Minister to have served four terms. He left parliament in 1895 and died three years later. 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").He is consistently ranked as one of Britain's greatest prime ministers. (Submitted on December 5, 2017.)
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