Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

1 portrait of Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Alexander Bassano, circa 1898 - NPG x15368 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1898
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x15368


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  • Alexander Bassano (1829-1913), Photographer. Artist associated with 2801 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 134

Events of 1898back to top

Current affairs

The UK Parliament passes the Irish Local Government Act, which establishes a mixed system of local government in Ireland similar to that in Great Britain, notably creating new, directly elected county councils, and extending the electoral franchise to include all male householders and occupiers. Charles Pelham Villiers, Britain's longest-serving Member of Parliament, dies. Villiers entered Parliament in 1835 as Liberal MP for Wolverhampton.

Art and science

The French physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover the strongly radioactive elements polonium and radium, paving the way for cancer therapy and nuclear physics. H.G. Wells's highly influential science fiction novellaThe War of the World is published, describing an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.

International

The Spanish-American war takes place after Spain fails to meet America's demands to peacefully resolve the Cuban fight for independence. America secures victory after a series of quick naval and military victories in the Philippines and Cuba. Later this year, the Treaty of Paris gives the US ownership of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam, the US also taking control of Cuba, ending the uprising and granting independence.

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