William Gladstone and the Armenian Question

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Patrick Derham, Trustee of Gladstone’s Library, considers the connection between Armenia and one of Britain’s greatest prime ministers, William Ewart Gladstone. A powerful advocate for human rights, Gladstone came out of retirement late in his life to condemn Ottoman atrocities against Armenians during the Hamidian Massacres and galvanized public opinion to demand political change. Patrick Derham reveals the moving bond between one of Britain’s greatest statesmen and the Armenian people, and the significance of Gladstone’s legacy today.