1 portrait of George Washington
after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1828
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (165 mm x 111 mm) plate size; 10 5/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (270 mm x 210 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Events of 1828back to top
Current affairsDuke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.