5 of 5 portraits of William Penn
by Prior, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 19th century
4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (121 mm x 121 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- William Penn (1644-1718), Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. Sitter in 5 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.
InternationalJuly Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.
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- Life, Death and Memory
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