Louisa (née Beresford, later Hope), Viscountess Beresford when Mrs Hope

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Louisa (née Beresford, later Hope), Viscountess Beresford when Mrs Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
Reference Collection
NPG D439

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  • Augustin Edouart (1789-1861), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 28 portraits.

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  • NPG D440: Henry Philip Hope (mounted together)

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Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.

Art and science

Success of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

International

Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

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