1 portrait of Hugh Oldham
by Charles Pye, published by Agnew & Zanetti
engraving, published May 1829
10 in. x 8 1/8 in. (254 mm x 205 mm) plate size; 16 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (416 mm x 273 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1882
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Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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