Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
19 7/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (503 mm x 400 mm)
Bequeathed by Kenneth Hughes, 1995
Artistback to top
- Anthony Buckley (1912-1993), Photographer. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical revue Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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