Royal group including Prince Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck
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halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 30 October 1897
11 1/4 in. x 9 in. (285 mm x 230 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 1996
- 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.
- Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V. Sitter in 388 portraits.
- Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck (1833-1897), Philanthropist; mother of Queen Mary. Sitter in 45 portraits.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is marked by a series of celebratory events, and attended by eleven colonial prime ministers following the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's proposal that the Jubilee be made a festival of the British Empire. The Workmen's Compensation Act gives workmen a right to a limited compensation in every case of injury by accident arising from the course of employment; it is a landmark piece of legislation in employment law.
Art and science
Bram Stoker's Dracula
is first published.Henry Tate of the Tate and Lyle sugar company donates his art collection to the nation, buying land and building a gallery space for it (now Tate Britain).Physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis publishes the first volume of his Studies in the Psychology of Sex
, and the English physicist John Thompson discovers the existence of the electron.
The burning of Benin city by Britain takes place, known also as the Punitive Exhibition of 1897. The excursion, led by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, was a response to an attack by Benin warriors on a British delegation sent to settle a dispute over customs duties collected by British traders. During the expedition the British Admiralty destroyed much of the city's treasured art, including the Benin Bronzes, auctioning off the rest as war booty to recoup costs.