2 of 3 portraits of John Ashburnham
by Robert Graves, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, mid 19th century
11 7/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (302 mm x 239 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (435 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Ashburnham (1603-1671), Courtier, diplomat, royalist and politician; MP for Hastings and Sussex. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.