18 of 20 portraits of Spencer Perceval
by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving, published 1 March 1813
20 1/4 in. x 15 1/4 in. (515 mm x 386 mm) plate size; 26 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (680 mm x 502 mm) paper size
Given by Spencer George Perceval, 1880
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Current affairsMachine breaking Luddite Riots end with seventeen executions in York. Radical John Cartwright's subsequent tour of the manufacturing districts has some success in quelling Luddite discontent with the foundation of the Hampden reform club network across the country.
East India Company is deprived of monopoly over trade with India.
Art and scienceMillenarian prophet Joanna Southcott, made famous by her visions of the second coming of Christ, announces herself 'with child' by the Holy Ghost.
Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.
InternationalVictorious Battle of St Pierre near Bayonne led by General Rowland Hill.
Battle of Leipzig ends in defeat for Napoleon.
Wellington's victory at Vittoria leads to British invasion of Southern France.
Americans capture and burn Toronto, defeat British in Battle of Lake Erie and recapture Detroit.
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