William Gladstone

32179 | 01.10.2009 | £500

Printed by Royal Mail. Designed by Adrian Bradbury
William Gladstone William Gladstone
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Date:
1st October 2009
Issue:
William Gladstone Stamp Sheet (Smilers®)
StockCode:
32179
Price:
£500
Producer/Series:
A G Bradbury, History of Britain 44
Themes:
The sheet is limited to 250 numbered copies.
Details

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).