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Gladstone's Funeral

The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent


The film cameras were out in force for the state funeral of William Ewart Gladstone - four-time prime minister and undisputed giant of Victorian politics. This remarkably well-preserved footage is thought to have been shot by the Fuerst Brothers company using the Lumiere cinematograph.