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Gladstone and Disraeli Chronology Birth -> 1852


Gladstone

Year

Disraeli




1804

Born on 21st Dec into a Jewish family

Born on 29th Dec

1809







1817

Baptised as a Christian




1817-21

Attended Higham High School in Walthamstow – did not go to University.

Went to Eton

1821







1826

Publishes Vivien Gray

At Christ Church, Oxford University

1828







1830

Tour of Mediterranean and the East

Speech at Oxford University against Parliamentary Reform.

Gained a double first in maths and classics.



1831




Reform Act. Elected as MP for Newark

1832

First attempt to become an MP as an Independent Radical in Wycombe failed.

Spoke against reform of the Church of Ireland

Defended his father against accusations about the treatment of slaves on his plantation



1833







1834

Meets Lord Lyndhurst – former Tory Lord Chancellor – who becomes his patron.

Junior Lord of the Treasury, Dec-Jan;

1834-5




Under Secretary for War and Colonies Jan-Apr 35.

1835

Third failure to become an Independent Radical MP. Joins the Tory party.




1837

Elected as MP for Maidstone. Disastrous maiden speech on subject of Irish elections. He was shouted down but ended his speech with ‘I sit down now but the time will come when you will hear me.’

Publishes The State in its Relations with the Church

1838




Married to Catherine Glynne

1839

Marriage to Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis.

Expressed sympathy with the Chartists in a debate on the Poor Law.



Began work rescuing and rehabilitating prostitutes in London.

1840







1841

Elected MP for Shrewsbury, wrote to Peel as desperate for office, he was not made a member of the government.

Vice President of the Board of Trade

1841-3







1842

Leader of Young England group.

President of the Board of Trade, Gladstone now a member of the Cabinet.

1843-45




Passes Railway Act

1844

Publishes Coningsby

Resigns over Maynooth Grant

1845




Out of office

1846-52







1846

Attacks Peel over Repeal of the Corn Laws

Publishes Sybil



Elected an MP for Oxford University

1847

MP for Buckinghamshire. Publishes Tancred




1848

Effectively becomes Leader of the Opposition in parliament.


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