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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay, by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Samuel William Reynolds Jr, published 24 July 1833 - NPG D38062 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published 24 July 1833
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 20 in. x 13 3/8 in. (507 mm x 339 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
Reference Collection
NPG D38062

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Shaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.

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Charles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.

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Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.

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