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Virginia Woolf

by Ray Strachey
oil on board, late 1920s
22 in. x 16 in. (559 mm x 406 mm)
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
Reference Collection
NPG D256

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.

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The BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'

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