Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was a British statesman and Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice. He was instrumental in the formation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and broad appeal. Disraeli is recognized for his powerful voice in international affairs, his political conflicts with Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism, or "Tory democracy." He made the Conservatives the party most associated with the British Empire and military expansion, both of which were popular with British voters. He is the only British prime minister of Jewish descent. He was also a novelist, having published works of fiction while serving as Prime Minister.


About Wickwar

Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .

In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .

The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .

November 01, 2022