Gladstone Bags

Thursday, 24 December 2015

The Name Behind the Gladstone Bag

William Ewart Gladstone was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Newark-on-Trent in 1832 and served for more than ten years.  Gladstone’s constituency office was based at the Clinton Arms Hotel in Newark’s market place where a plaque on the wall marks his acceptance speech from the balcony of the hotel.


Gladstone eventually served four terms as Prime Minister of Britain and Ireland ending 1894.

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