'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster'

1 portrait of King William II ('Rufus')

'Statues in the New Palace at Westminster'

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 10 February 1855
15 7/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (403 mm x 287 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source
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NPG D47365


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  • Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 73 portraits.
  • Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.
  • King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 294 portraits.
  • Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of England. Sitter associated with 224 portraits.
  • King Edward II (1284-1327), Reigned 1307-27. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.
  • King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53. Sitter associated with 47 portraits.
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine (circa 1122-1204), Consort of Louis VII, King of France, and later of King Henry II. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
  • Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 133 portraits.
  • Elizabeth Woodville (circa 1437-1492), Queen of Edward IV. Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • King Henry I (1068 or 1069-1135), Reigned 1100-35. Sitter associated with 18 portraits.
  • King Henry VI (1421-1471), Reigned 1422-61 and 1470-71. Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47. Sitter associated with 97 portraits.
  • King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned Scotland 1567-1625 and England 1603-25. Sitter associated with 198 portraits.
  • Margaret of France (1279?-1318), Second consort of King Edward I. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
  • Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), Queen of Charles I. Sitter associated with 87 portraits.
  • Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 94 portraits.
  • Matilda of Flanders (circa 1031-1083), Queen consort of William the Conqueror. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Matilda of Boulogne (circa 1103-1152), Queen consort of King Stephen. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • King Richard I ('the Lionheart') (1157-1199), Reigned 1189-99. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • King Richard II (1367-1400), Reigned 1377-99. Sitter associated with 33 portraits.
  • King Stephen (circa 1092-1154), Reigned 1135-54. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
  • King William I ('The Conqueror') (1027 or 1028-1087), Reigned 1066-87. Sitter associated with 22 portraits.
  • King William II ('Rufus') (circa 1056-1100), Reigned 1087-1100. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
  • King William III (1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702. Sitter associated with 140 portraits.

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Current affairs

Palmerston becomes Prime Minister, leading a coalition government after Lord Aberdeen loses a vote of confidence over his handling of the Crimean war. Known by the nickname 'Lord Pumicestone' for his abrasive style, Palmerston is the oldest prime minister in history to take up the post for the first time at the age of 71.
Stamp duty on newspapers is abolished, creating the mass media market in the UK as newspapers became more widely and cheaply available.

Art and science

Following a trip through the Holy Land to the Dead Sea, William Holman Hunt begins his symbolically-laden painting The Scapegoat.
John Millais marries Effie Gray, previously John Ruskin's wife, after their marriage was annulled that year.
The social theorist and sociologist Herbert Spencer and philosopher G. H. Lewes, publishes Principles of Pyschology, exploring a physiological basis to psychology.

International

The Fall of Sebastopol in the Crimean war, as Russia retreats, and the exhaustion of the Turkish alliance means the war nears its end. Despite being rebuffed by Florence Nightingale's team of nurses, Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole travels to the Crimea, opening a 'British Hotel' for sick and injured soldiers. She gains significant attention and praise for her nursing work.

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