King Richard III
King Richard III
probably by William Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, July 1835 (late 15th century)
9 in. x 7 1/4 in. (230 mm x 185 mm)
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- King Richard III (1452-1485), Reigned 1483-85. Sitter associated with 27 portraits.
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Current affairsLord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
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Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.
InternationalJuan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.
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