by Patrick Lichfield
bromide press print, 1974
5 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (137 mm x 175 mm) image size
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005), Photographer. Sitter in 30 portraits, Artist associated with 60 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005), Photographer. Artist associated with 60 portraits, Sitter in 30 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire (sitter's home, Shugborough Hall, Great Haywood, Staffordshire)
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Events of 1974back to top
Current affairs28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and scienceJohn Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
InternationalA one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.
Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.
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