Edward Moor

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Edward Moor, by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), 1810 - NPG D17970 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edward Moor

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave)
etching, 1810
9 1/2 in. x 6 3/4 in. (241 mm x 171 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D17970


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  • Edward Moor (1771-1848), Writer on Hindu mythology. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

Serious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates. Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.

Art and science

Sir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire. Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed. First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.

International

Madame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim. Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.

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