© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Watson Taylor
by Edward Scriven, after George Sanders (Saunders) Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1828 (1808)
9 5/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (245 mm x 183 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- NPG D40838: George Watson Taylor (from same plate)
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.