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Thomas Keppel Edge-Partington

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Thomas Keppel Edge-Partington

by Hay Wrightson Ltd
bromide print, circa 1960s
8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (203 mm x 154 mm) image size
Transferred from Imperial War Museum: London: UK, 1993
Photographs Collection
NPG x181472

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Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.

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Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism. The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.


Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.

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