1 portrait of James Watt
by J. Pass, after Auguste Hervieu
line engraving, 1828
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Current affairsDuke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.