© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1828
Given by Royal Hospital Chelsea, 1962
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Duke 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.
Art and science
London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.