Sir John Gladstone
1 of 3 portraits of Sir John Gladstone
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Sir John Gladstone
by Thomas Gladstones
oil on canvas, circa 1830
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by Royal Society of Arts: London: UK, 1975
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- Sir John Gladstone (1764-1851), Merchant, philanthropist and Conservative politician; MP for Lancaster, Woodstock and Berwick. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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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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