© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Charles Turner, after Charles William Pegler Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1828
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Abernethy (1764-1831), Surgeon and teacher. Sitter in 10 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.