Politicians of Wales - 19th century

William Ewart Gladstone was born in Liverpool. He had no roots in Wales. He went to school at Eton and went to Oxford in 1828.

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Serialisation (with permission) of 'Essays on the Politicians of Wales through the Ages' by Jonathan Morgan with illustrations by Robert MacDonald RWSW (President), MA (RCA), Diop.LCSAD. Foreword by Sir Paul Silk. Available to buy Direct or from bookshops and Amazon.

Colonel Vaughan Watkins was first elected mayor of Brecon in January 1836. He was, for many years, a prominent member of the Common Council, a Worshipful Master of the first Board of Health, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff (1836), and Lord Lieutenant from 1847 until 1865. He was also Liberal MP for the borough.