by Edward Francis Finden, published by Holdsworth and Ball, after Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, published 1829
10 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (277 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 17 1/2 in. x 12 in. (444 mm x 304 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Richard Hooker (1554-1600), Theologian and philosopher. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
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Events of 1829back to top
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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