Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, 7th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Gordon

1 portrait of Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Gordon

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, 7th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Gordon, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons, circa 1916 - NPG Ax39006 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, 7th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Gordon

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
image size: 146 mm x 103 mm
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax39006


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  • James Russell & Sons (active 1850s-1940s). Artist associated with 691 portraits.
  • Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18513 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Current affairs

As war drags on with heavy losses, the Prime Minister David Lloyd George introduces conscription with the Military Service Act. Conscientious objectors who refused to fight were compelled to do non-military war work, and some were jailed. British Summer Time is introduced, putting the clocks forward an hour during the summer in order to capitalise on daylight hours.

Art and science

C. Hubert H. Parry sets William Blake's poem, Jerusalem, to music popularising the poem and tune as a patriotic English anthem. On hearing Edward Elgar's orchestrated version in 1922, King George V suggested that it replace God Save the King as the National Anthem.

International

The Irish Citizen Army starts a Nationalist rebellion in Dublin: The Easter Rising. Massive losses are suffered on the Western Front at the battles of the Somme and Verdun. The Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-18) led by Prince Faisal is assisted by T.E. Lawrence, who became known as Lawrence of Arabia.

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