Editors. "Gladstone resigns as British Prime Minister". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Gladstone resigns as British Prime Minister (49 words)
Historical Context Note
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.18911 Gladstone resigns as British Prime Minister 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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