British Prime Minister William Ewert Gladstone resigns from his
post, following a vote of no confidence in his proposed budget. His
popularity had already received a blow with the defeat of Charles
George Gordon in Khartoum, which many saw as the result of
Gladstone's neglect of this military hero.
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Editors. "Gladstone resigns as British Prime Minister". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18911, accessed 26 July 2017.]
- Prime Ministers in Britain