"The Lord Proctect Us!"
"The Lord Proctect Us!"
by Harry Furniss
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 1 December 1898
14 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (359 mm x 242 mm) paper size
Artistback to top
- Harry Furniss (1854-1925), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 435 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister and philosopher. Sitter in 138 portraits. Identify
- Joseph ('Joe') Chamberlain (1836-1914), Industrialist and politician; MP for Birmingham. Sitter in 105 portraits. Identify
- Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith (1832-1918), Politician, Chairman of Ways and Means, professor and man of letters. Sitter in 13 portraits. Identify
- Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of England. Sitter associated with 224 portraits. Identify
- Sir William Vernon Harcourt (1827-1904), Lawyer, journalist and Liberal politician; MP for Oxford and Derby, Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the British Liberal Party. Sitter in 54 portraits. Identify
- William Clark Horsley (1843-1900), Chief Inspector of Police for the House of Commons. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- (William) Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838-1903), Irish historian, essayist and politician. Sitter in 20 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1898back to top
Current affairsThe UK Parliament passes the Irish Local Government Act, which establishes a mixed system of local government in Ireland similar to that in Great Britain, notably creating new, directly elected county councils, and extending the electoral franchise to include all male householders and occupiers.
Charles Pelham Villiers, Britain's longest-serving Member of Parliament, dies. Villiers entered Parliament in 1835 as Liberal MP for Wolverhampton.
Art and scienceThe French physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover the strongly radioactive elements polonium and radium, paving the way for cancer therapy and nuclear physics.
H.G. Wells's highly influential science fiction novellaThe War of the World is published, describing an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.
InternationalThe Spanish-American war takes place after Spain fails to meet America's demands to peacefully resolve the Cuban fight for independence. America secures victory after a series of quick naval and military victories in the Philippines and Cuba. Later this year, the Treaty of Paris gives the US ownership of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam, the US also taking control of Cuba, ending the uprising and granting independence.
- Letter from Alice Balfour - 21 July 1908
- Letter from Arthur James Balfour - 24 July 1908
- Card from Alice Balfour - 31 August 1908
- Card from Alice Balfour - 14 September 1908
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