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John Hanmer, 1st Baron Hanmer (1809-1881), Poet and Conservative politician; MP for Shrewsbury, Kingston-upon-Hull and Flint Boroughs

Sitter in 2 portraits
John Hanmer was elected as an MP in 1832, and he remained in Parliament for forty years. He supported free trade and religious liberty and voted for repeal of the Corn Laws. In 1836, Hanmer privately printed Poems on Various Subjects and in 1839 published Fra Cipolla and other Poems. The title-poem is a translation of the tale of 'Friar Onion', from the Decameron, and the story of the 'Friar and the Ass' is founded on an old Italian novel. He subsequently published two further volumes, Sonnets (1840) and Notes and Papers to Serve for a Memorial of the Parish of Hanmer (1872). He was created Baron Hanmer in 1872.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54


John Hanmer, 1st Baron Hanmer

by Frederick Sargent
pencil, 1870s
NPG 1834(n)