1 of 3 portraits of Henry Liverseege
by Henry Cousins, after William Bradley
mezzotint, published 1835
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Current affairsLord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
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Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.