Prince Francis of Teck
1 portrait of Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone
Prince Francis of Teck
by Unknown photographer
9 3/4in. x 7in. (247 mm x 177 mm)
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Sittersback to top
- Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge (1868-1927), Army officer; brother of Queen Mary. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone (1874-1957), Army officer and Governor-General of South Africa and of Canada. Sitter in 36 portraits.
- Prince Francis, Duke of Teck (1837-1900), Army officer; father of Queen Mary. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- Prince Francis of Teck (1870-1910), Army officer; brother of Queen Mary. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Events of 1895back to top
Current affairsOscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is first performed, the same year that he is imprisoned for homosexual offences following accusations made against him by the eighth Marquess of Queensbury. Whilst in prison, Wilde wrote De Profundis, a letter addressed to his former lover, Queensbury's son Lord Alfred Douglas, attacking him for his role in Wilde's imprisonment. Prime Minister Lord Rosebery resigns and is succeeded by Salisbury.
Art and scienceThe Lumiere brothers hold the first public screening of movies at Paris's Salon Indien du Grand Café, featuring ten short films recorded with Leon Bouly's cinematographe device, recognised as the birth of cinema as a commercial medium.Henry Irving, the celebrated actor and theatre manager, becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood.
InternationalIn South Africa, prompted by the growing unrest of unfranchised British immigrants (Uitlanders) drawn to the Transvaal by the discovery of gold, Rhodes and other members of the South African mining community begin to plot the republic's overthrow. As a result, the disastrous Jameson Raid takes place, carried out on Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic by Leander Starr Jameson and his Rhodesian and Bechuanaland policemen: it fails to bring about an Uitlander uprising.
Exhibitions and displays
- Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs
Until 5 June
- William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise
Until 15 May
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Until 14 August