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  • Authors
    • A new biographical study of the quintessential Victorian statesman
    • The book has an unusual thematic approach making it easy to look up specific questions
    • Uses a wide range of source material to shed light on Gladstone's life and work

Part of the British History in Perspective book series (BHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 1-3
  3. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 4-28
  4. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 29-42
  5. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 43-56
  6. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 57-74
  7. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 75-89
  8. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 90-113
  9. Eugenio F. Biagini
    Pages 114-117
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 118-138

About this book


Gladstone focuses on the public side of the statesman's life and on those aspects of his private life - such as his religious beliefs and family life - which most affected his career. Besides reflecting the current state of the debate, this study draws on the author's own work in progress on various aspects of Victorian liberalism, including political charisma and nationalism. With its thematic approach, Dr Biagini's short, clear analysis offers an exciting introduction and a flexible teaching aid, with a guide to further reading.


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About the authors

EUGENIO F. BIAGINI is a University Lecturer in British History at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Robinson College, Cambridge.

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