© National Portrait Gallery, London
Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens
after Henry Edridge Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (1801)
12 1/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (311 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 11 3/8 in. (363 mm x 288 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Edridge (1769-1821), Portrait painter and landscape draughtsman. Artist associated with 115 portraits.
- NPG D20072: Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens (from same plate)
- NPG D40007: Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens (from same plate)
Wlliam Pitt and Lord Castlereagh both resign over the King's refusal to permit the introduction of Catholic emancipation. Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth succeeds Pitt as Prime Minister.Census records 9 million people living in England and Wales, 5.2 million in Ireland and 1.6 million in Scotland.
Art and science
Radical writer, Amelia Opie publishes her best known novel The Father and the Daughter
. Said to have reduced Walter Scott to tears, it went on to enjoy success as an opera and a play.
Other members of the First Coalition fighting France with Britain agree to a humiliating peace treaty and Britain fights on alone.A successful campaign is fought against the French army marooned in Egypt. General Sir Ralph Abercromby leads the troops but is killed in action. Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.