Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

1 portrait of Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, by W. & D. Downey, circa 1876 - NPG x5184 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by W. & D. Downey
photogravure, circa 1876
6 3/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (162 mm x 112 mm) image size
Given by Messrs Macmillan, 1933
Photographs Collection
NPG x5184


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  • W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940). Artist associated with 923 portraits.

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Following the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.

Art and science

The classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's. US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.

International

15,000 Bulgarian Christians are slaughtered by Turkish troops in retaliation for the killing of 300 Turks in Batak at the start of the Bulgarian uprising. The Turkish government practices further repression by compulsorily transferring people of other ethnicities to Bulgaria to make the Bulgarians a minority. Gladstone published a pamphlet The Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East attacking Turkish actions, selling 200,000 copies in a month.

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