• I was the son of a Liverpool merchant who could afford to send me to Eton and Oxford.
  • I had an illustrious political career spanning some 60 years.
  • Queen Victoria said that when I spoke to her, it was as if I was addressing a public meeting.
  • When I died I was buried in Westminster Abbey and one of my great political opponents was one of my pallbearers.
  • I controversially would go out in to the streets of my capital city to ‘rescue fallen women.’

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