William E. Gladstone, 1809-1898, British Prime Minister (Liberal), Memorandum quoted in Frank Welsh, A History of South Africa
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William Ewart Gladstone FRS FSS was a British statesman and Liberal Party politician. 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.