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Enoch Powell (1912-1998), Politician, classical scholar, linguist, and poet

(John) Enoch Powell

Sitter in 29 portraits
Started his career in 1938 as Professor of Greek at Sydney University. After the War he joined the Conservative Party and was elected MP in 1950. Controversial throughout his career, he held strong views on issues such as race, national identity, immigration and the United Kingdom's entry into the European Economic Community, which later became the European Union. He is best remembered for his 1968 'Rivers of Blood' speech in which he warned of what he thought would be the consequences of continued unchecked immigration from the Commonwealth to Britain. He was sacked from Edward Heath's Shadow Cabinet the day after the speech and never held another senior political post.

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Enoch Powell

by Hubert Andrew Freeth
etching, 1937
NPG 6130


Enoch Powell

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and collage on paper, 1971
NPG 6475


Enoch Powell

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(32)


Enoch Powell

by Denis Waugh
C-type colour print, 1980s
NPG P314


The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

by Christopher John ('Chris') Orr
aquatint and etching, 1986
NPG 6834


Enoch Powell

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1992
NPG P563(31)


Enoch Powell

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 8 June 1978
NPG x85605


Enoch Powell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 8 June 1978
NPG x171724


Enoch Powell

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 8 June 1978
NPG x171728


Enoch Powell

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
35mm colour slide, 8 June 1978
NPG x171729


Enoch Powell

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
35mm colour slide, 8 June 1978
NPG x171730


Enoch Powell

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
35mm colour slide, 8 June 1978
NPG x171731


Enoch Powell

by Carole Cutner
bromide print, 1979
NPG x22215


(John) Enoch Powell

by Neil Martinson
giclée print, April 1981
NPG x139813


Enoch Powell

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, January 1987
NPG x29287


Enoch Powell

by Fergus Greer
Lambda print, 1992
NPG x126887


'I wouldn't mind him playing the organ if only he knew how to play it'

by Michael Cummings ('Cummings')
pen and ink and wash, 1967
NPG 5364


Enoch Powell

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 31 December 1955
NPG x91026


Enoch Powell

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 31 December 1955
NPG x82410


(John) Enoch Powell

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1957
NPG x159724

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