by William Ward, published by Colnaghi & Co, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1 January 1821
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 20 1/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (510 mm x 384 mm) paper size
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London)
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Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.