Gladstone resigns following defeat of Irish University bill, but soon returns

(41 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

British Prime Minister William Ewert Gladstone tenders his resignation, following the defeat of his Irish University bill, in which forty-three Liberals have voted against the government. However, as Benjamin Disraeli refuses to take office with a minority administration, Gladstone soon returns.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "Gladstone resigns following defeat of Irish University bill, but soon returns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]