William Henry Gladstone
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- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
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British politician, a Liberal Party Member of Parliament, and the eldest son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone and his wife Catherine née Glynne.
Gladstone attended Eton College and read Greek and Latin at Christ Church, Oxford University. He was a Member of Parliament for a total of 20 years, representing Chester for 3, Whitby for 12 and East Worcestershire for 5. A singer and organist, he was well versed in musical history, especially the development of Anglican church music. He composed the hymn tunes Hammersmith, to which Dear Lord and Father of Mankind is sometimes set, and Ombersley, sometimes used for Lord of All Being, Throned Afar. William played for Scotland in the first unofficial England v Scotland Soccer International in 1870.
He died in London on 4 July 1891. His son William Glynne Charles Gladstone inherited Hawarden Castle, the Gladstone's family home.