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Disraeli, a ‘Conservative’ and William Gladstone, a member of the ‘Liberal’ party, were both phenomenal statesman with extraordinary abilities. However, both these politicians were also famous in the British political circle for being at loggerheads. Some people believed their equation had reached the pinnacle of political enmity and also turned into a matter of gossip and joke amongst commoners. Famous thinker and intellect Richard Aldous wrote a book about the rivalry of these great men, titled ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’. There was one very famous incident that took place in both their lives and is remembered till date. One day Gladstone took a young lady out for dinner and the very day Disraeli also spent time with the same woman over a meal. After she went out with both the men, the young woman was questioned about her experiences and her reply left people flabbergasted. The lady apparently claimed that Gladstone gave her an impression that he was the cleverest man in England. But while speaking of her rendezvous with Benjamin, she said “I thought I was the cleverest woman in England.” Benjamin was apparently attentive, charming and chivalrous, the proper gentleman according to this woman. Rather than display his own wit, he put her on the pedestal and made her feel so good about herself. It was rather befitting for her to think of Benjamin as gallant, subtle and extremely intelligent since he not only held the reins of Britain twice as a Prime Minister but also played a pivotal role in the formation of the ‘Conservative Party’.