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Prime Minister Gladstone - Supporter of Irish Home Rule

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By 1886, according to contemporary articles, William Ewart Gladstone (then Great Britain’s Prime Minister) believed Ireland needed to be independent.  He tried - unsuccessfully - to convince the British government to reestablish the Irish Parliament.

However ... his bill for Irish "Home Rule” failed in 1886.  His efforts failed, again, in 1893.

When Gladstone finally convinced his cabinet and the House of Commons to back his proposals, the House of Lords disagreed.

Despite Gladstone’s hard work, Home Rule for Ireland seemed as dead as all the men who had fought to achieve it.

This image depicts a portrait of Gladstone.  It is part of the Portrait Gallery at the University of Texas, at Austin.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the Portrait Gallery at Perry Casteñanda Library, University of Texas, at Austin.

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