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Key to Charles I Demanding in the House of Commons the Five Impeached Members

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Key to Charles I Demanding in the House of Commons the Five Impeached Members

after John Singleton Copley
etching, (1795)
7 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (188 mm x 261 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26376

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  • John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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George, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread.
Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.

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The MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content.
Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.


Wolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance.
Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.

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14 December 2015, 08:33

You have presented recorded Sir T. Ree as one sitter. This is an error transcribing the key and not thinking laterally - the name on the key is Roe, and the person is Sir Thomas Roe, who was elected MP for Oxford University in 1640.