1 portrait of Bessie Parkes
by Marie Leon
bromide print, 1910
4in. x 3 5/8in. (122 mm x 91 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Elizabeth Rayner ('Bessie') Belloc (née Parkes) (1829-1925), Campaigner for women's rights and journalist; mother of Hilaire Belloc. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.