Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mr Gladstone's Willy amused Queen Victoria

In Richard Deacon's The Private Life of Mr Gladstone from 1965 we catch a glimpse of William Henry Gladstone, who went to school at Geddington:
In the late 'forties Mrs Gladstone, who was a great favourite of the Queen, sometimes took her children, Willy and Agnes, to Windsor Castle, and the Queen told Gladstone later that "their frank demeanour and childish pranks" made her "laugh heartily".
There was a favourite of Queen Victoria in my family too.

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