by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 March 1968
10 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (272 mm x 198 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Peter Thomas Blake (1932-), Painter. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Godfrey Argent (1937-2006), Photographer. Artist associated with 799 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.