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

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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.

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Editors. "Gladstone resigns following defeat of Irish University bill, but soon returns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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