2 of 6 portraits of William Huskisson
by Domenico da Roma Marchetti (Domenico Merchetti), published by L. Camia, after John Gibson
line engraving, mid 19th century
23 in. x 15 1/8 in. (585 mm x 384 mm) plate size; 23 3/4 in. x 15 7/8 in. (603 mm x 403 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1914
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Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.