2 of 2 portraits of Charles Russell
by William Holl Jr, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1847
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Charles Russell (1786-1856), Conservative politician; MP for Reading. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to effectively a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, attended by Friedrich Engels. The League draws up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).