Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979
Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979
by Central Press
bromide press print, June 1979
7 5/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (193 mm x 238 mm) image size
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
Sittersback to top
- (William) John Biffen, Baron Biffen (1930-2007), Conservative politician; Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow (1929-2005), Politician; Secretary of State for Education and Science. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1919-2018), Politician; 6th Secretary General of NATO. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Humphrey Edward Gregory Atkins, Baron Colnbrook (1922-1996), Politician; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell (1934-2018), Politician; Secretary of State for Wales. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- (Peter) Norman Fowler, Baron Fowler (1938-), Politician; Shadow Home Secretary. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926-2007), Politician, editor of The Spectator and author. Sitter associated with 9 portraits. Identify
- Quintin McGarel Hogg, 1st Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone (1907-2001), Lord Chancellor; son of 1st Viscount Hailsham. Sitter in 49 portraits. Identify
- Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine (1933-), Conservative politician; MP for Tavistock and Henley and businessman. Sitter associated with 7 portraits. Identify
- (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon (1926-2015), Politician; Deputy Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary. Sitter in 11 portraits. Identify
- David Arthur Russell Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford (1936-), Journalist, economist and politician. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- John Joseph Benedict Hunt, Baron Hunt of Tanworth (1919-2008), Secretary of the Cabinet, 1973-79. Sitter associated with 6 portraits. Identify
- Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding (1926-2016), Politician; Secretary of State for the Environment. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Thomas Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling (1930-), Politician. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph (1918-1994), Conservative politician and barrister. Sitter in 28 portraits. Identify
- Angus Edmund Maude, Baron Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon (1912-1993), Politician; Paymaster General. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Sir John William Frederic Nott (1932-), Politician and company chairman. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- James Michael Leathes Prior, Baron Prior (1927-2016), Politician, company chairman, farmer and land agent. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym (1922-2008), Conservative politician; Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary, Northern Ireland Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons. Sitter associated with 30 portraits. Identify
- Norman Anthony Francis St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley (1929-2012), Barrister, author and Conservative politician; MP for Chelmsford. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames of Fletching (1920-1987), Politician and Governor of Southern Rhodesia. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (1925-2013), Prime Minister. Sitter in 54 portraits. Identify
- Peter Edward Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester (1932-2010), Politician and businessman. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, Viscount Whitelaw (1918-1999), Politician; Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- George Kenneth Hotson Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie (1931-2003), Politician and banker. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Pillard Room, 10 Downing Street, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1979back to top
Current affairsMargaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minster. She came to power with the electoral slogan, 'Labour isn't working', and set about her aim to reverse Britain's economic decline by reducing the role of the state in the economy and championing entrepreneurship and the free market.
Art and scienceMonty Python's Life Of Brian, is released causing controversy, but gaining box-office success and classic status. The film is in many ways a classic farce, with much of its humour deriving from the mistaken identity of the protagonist, Brian Cohen. But, as his mother tells us: 'He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.'
InternationalMother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 'for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.' Mother Theresa established the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India; an organisation that pledged to give 'Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor.'
Soviet troops invade Afghanistan and begin a 10-year occupation, resisted by Mujaheddin Afghan guerrilla fighters.
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