32179 | 01.10.2009 | £500
This sheet marks the bicentenary of the birth of statesman, and four times Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. The sheet features the following images:
Border - top left - Gladstone's portait (1860).
Border - top right - Gladstone's portait (1880).
Border - bottom - Gladstone's first Cabinet.
Border - side panels - Events during his time in office.
The ten labels feature important legislation passed during his time in office:
Label 1 - 1868 Cardwell Reforms (abolished flogging in Army in peacetime).
Label 2 - 1870 Education Act (Schooling for children between 5 and 12).
Label 3 - 1871 Trade Union Act (Legalized trade unions).
Label 4 - 1872 Ballot Actt (Secret ballots for government elections).
Label 5 - 1873 Judicature Act (Established the High Court & Court of Appeal).
Label 6 - 1880 Employers Liability Act (Extended law regarding injuries to workers).
Label 7 - 1881 Second Irish Land Act (Fair rents for Irish tenants and fixity of tenure).
Label 8 - 1883 Corrupt Practices Act (Criminalised attempts to bribe voters).
Label 9 - 1884 Reform Act (Equal rights for people living in towns and country).
Label 10 - 1893 Sale of Goods Act (Regulated contracts for sale of goods).