Friday, 13 May 2016

#plaque366 William Gladstone

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series





Commemorating: William Gladstone at Carlton House Terrace SW1




Prime Minister more often than any other person, William Gladstone occupied the hot seat on no less than four separate occasions in the 19th Century – 1868–1874, 1880–1885, February–July 1886 and 1892–1894. When he resigned in 1894 he was 84 years of age, making him the U.K’s oldest ever Prime Minister. Leader of the Liberal Party and MP for Midlothian, he is credited with inventing 20th Century-style of campaigning by getting out on the hustings and taking his campaign to the people. His 1892 campaign in this style came to be known as The Midlothian Method of electioneering.

To our knowledge he is also the only P.M to have a bag named after him. If you know different, of course, do drop us line.







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