It is 200 years since the birth of Liberal statesman and four times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone - and for the BBC Radio 4 series Beyond Westminster Michael Crick travelled to the family estate in Flintshire.
He spoke to the Liberal leader's great-grandson, Sir William Gladstone, and Peter Francis, the warden of nearby St Deiniol's, Library, which houses thousands of WE Gladstone's books.
Archive images courtesy Getty Images. Music courtesy KPM Music.
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