Gladstone birth; LETTERS to the EDITOR.
Whatever the reasons for that and why the great English constitutional historian Walter Bagehot described the Grand Old Man of 19th-century politics and four times Prime Minister of Great Britain as "Oxford on the surface and Liverpool underneath", and his opponent Benjamin Disraeli accused him of not possessing a single redeeming defect, the basic incontrovertible fact is that Walter Ewart Gladstone, fourth son of plantation owner John, was born in 62, Rodney Street, 200 years ago this week.
Ron Noon, Liverpool John Moores University
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Dec 30, 2009|
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