William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone

1809–1898

Nationality: English

Historical Period: The 19th Century

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898) was a British statesman and politician. He served as the Prime Minister for over a decade (non-consecutive terms). He was popular among the working-class but was often at odds with the legislature. He was a strong proponent for home rule for Ireland.