Dame Gracie Fields
1 of 27 portraits of Dame Gracie Fields
Dame Gracie Fields
by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1920s
9 5/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (246 mm x 139 mm) overall
Bequeathed by Patrick O'Connor, 2010
Events of 1920back to top
Current affairsThe Government of Ireland Act (Fourth Home Rule Bill) partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State with a devolved parliament in Dublin and Northern Ireland with a devolved parliament in Belfast.
The Communist Party of Great Britain is founded in London, uniting a number of independent socialist and Marxist parties into a single, united party.
Art and scienceQueen Alexandra unveils a monument to Edith Cavell in St Martin's Place opposite the National Portrait Gallery. The English nurse was executed in Germany for helping hundreds of allied soldiers to cross the border from occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands.
George V officially opens the Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace.
InternationalThe Kapp Putsch threatens the newly formed Weimar Republic. In defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, the leaders of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt refused to disband and marched on Berlin, occupying it on the 13th March. With the general army refusing to defend the city, the government fled to Stuttgart. The rebellion, however, failed after the workers joined a general strike, disabling their plans.
Exhibitions and displays
- Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939
Until 7 October
- For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross, 1914 - 18
Until 24 June
- Votes for Women: Pioneers
Until 2 December
- Picturing Friendship
From 30 June
- Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Cult of Lord Byron
- The Royal Ballet at 75
- Lillah McCarthy
- Portraits of John Nash
- Before Windrush: Images of Black and Asian Figures
- The Beautiful and the Damned
- Centenaries and Centenarians
- Keep The Home Fires Burning
- Rupert Brooke: War Poet
- Reaching for the stars: Astronomers in focus
- Jean Simmons: a life in pictures
- Shakespeare: Stage and Screen
- Rebel women
- Rebel women test