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Westminster Hall - Gladstone Westminster Hall

Plaque: Westminster Hall - Gladstone


On this spot, awaiting sepulture in Westminster Abbey, rested, from May 26 to 28, 1898, the body of the Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister.

Gladstone's funeral was at the very nearby Westminster Abbey on the 28th, the last day of the lying-in-state . Wikipedia says "His coffin was transported on the London Underground before his state funeral at Westminster Abbey". (Elsewhere we read that this was in recognition of him and his wife having been extremely early users - passengers on a trial tube ride in May 1862.) It certainly was not the most direct route to the Abbey, just across the road. The nearest station to both the departure and arrival points would have been Westminster (Bridge) Station .... on the Circle Line..... Did they really take the coffin for a complete circuit, prior to the funeral?

Site: Westminster Hall (9 memorials)

SW1, St Margaret Street, Westminster Hall

These 9 plaques are laid into the floor of the hall, in a line down the middle, in this sequence, starting at the entrance end: R101; Hastings; Wentworth; More; Churchill; King Edward VII; Gladstone; King George VI & Queen Elizabeth; and King George V & Queen Mary.

Since capturing these 9 we've seen more on the stairs at the southern end of the hall. Need to visit again.

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Westminster Hall - Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone

Born in Liverpool. Liberal Prime Minister four times. One of the Commissioner...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Westminster Hall - Gladstone

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Westminster Hall - Churchill

Winston Churchill lay in state here from the twenty seventh of January until ...

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Westminster Hall - Edward VII

Here rested, from May 17 until interment at Windsor May 20 1910, Edward VII, ...

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Westminster Hall - Hastings

On this spot Warren Hastings stood his trial 1788 - 1795. He was acquitted o...

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Westminster Hall - King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

His Majesty King George the Sixth lay in state here from the eleventh of Febr...

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Westminster Hall - King George V & Queen Mary

His Majesty King George the Fifth lay in state here from the twenty-third of ...

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