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Sir Thomas Tyldesley

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Sir Thomas Tyldesley, by John Cochran, after  Unknown artist, published 1838 - NPG D7517 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas Tyldesley

by John Cochran, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, published 1838
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt
Reference Collection
NPG D7517


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  • Sir Thomas Tyldesley (1612-1651), Soldier and royalist General. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.

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  • John Cochran (active 1821-1865), Engraver. Artist associated with 63 portraits.
  • Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6432 portraits.

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The Anti-Corn Law league is established in Manchester, led by Richard Cobden and John Bright, aiming to create a fully free-trade economy. The People's Charter is published, demanding many constitutional amendments that would become central to future democratic reform, including universal male suffrage and secret ballots. Despite having one million signatures (and 5 million by 1848), the petition was rejected. Slavery is completely abolished.

Art and science

Turner's The Fighting Temeraire is exhibited at the Royal Academy. The Temeraire, which had broken the line at the Battle of Trafalgar, was a reflection on the rapid changes of the industrial age. This was demonstrated this year when Isambard Brunel's Great Western crosses the Atlantic, in just fifteen days - a ship under sail could take a month. The London-Birmingham railway is also completed, the line engineered by Robert Stephenson.

International

The first stage in the formation of independent Boer republics in South Africa, as the Republic of Natal is formed in South Africa, following the Boers defeat of the Matabele of Mzilikasi. This comes two years after the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the British-ruled colony of South Africa set out on the Great Trek, in search of their own independent state. The Central American Federation, an experimental republic formed of several Latin states splits.

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