Gladstone: Four times British Prime Minister, grand old man of the liberal party, scholar, financier, theologian, orator, humanitarian, and thorn in the side of Benjamin Disraeli, who, when asked to define the difference between a misfortune and a calamity, replied, "If Mr. Gladstone were to fall into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out, it would be a calamity." — Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, 140

Gladstone vs. Disraeli, Disraeli vs. Gladstone

Gladstone triumphant

Disraeli and Derby

Disraeli triumphant and in charge

Disraeli and the 1867 Reform Bill

Disraeli and the 1878 Berlin Conference


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