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Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester of Holkham, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1828-1829 - NPG 316a(78) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester of Holkham

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1828-1829
19 in. x 13 in. (483 mm x 330 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 316a(78)


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Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister. Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane. Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

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