Originally published in 1995,this is a biography of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98), which charts the political career and personal life of the only person who saw four terms as the British Prime Minister and who left behind a long and successful line of legislation. Roy Jenkins examines the manifold activities of Gladstone's life and uses it to relate the political rhythms, travel patterns and religious assumptions of Victorian England to the modern day.
Roy Jenkins was the author of many books, including Churchill and Gladstone, which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he was also the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. In 1987 he took his seat in the House of Lords. He died in January 2003.
know the man read the book. Very unique style. His ability to identify the variables of charachtewr in a simple and meaningful way within the context isgood.Published 3 months ago by Gregory Curry
Very happy with my purchase.Excellent price and speedy delivery. Thanks, Arthur R.Published 4 months ago by arthur ramm
Really excellent account of Gladstone`s life. A chronological account of British parliamentary scene is provided covering 1830-1895
and we see how Gladstone `s career fits in... Read more
A book about Gladstone is unavoidably a big one. For both author and reader. Read more
As was often the case with Roy Jenkins' writing, this book had me scurrying for the dictionary rather more often than I would like. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. Mark N. C. Wiggin
Lord Jenkins was a highly educated man of great ability and this comes through in this scholarly volume. I was a bit daunted by is length, but I took it bit by bit. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cheshire Tiger
I really enjoyed this book. Gladstone's personality comes to life. Beautifully written, with wry humour and affection for its subject matter.Published 16 months ago by hilary kelly