8 of 10 portraits of John Abernethy
by Charles Turner, after Charles William Pegler
mezzotint, published 1828
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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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.