Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

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Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

by William Bellows
cream-toned bromide print, 29 June 1927
9 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (245 mm x 187 mm)
Given by Mrs William Bellows, 1942
Photographs Collection
NPG x17364

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Photographed with Edmund Gosse at Hardy's home, Max Gate, Dorchester during a visit from the author of Father and Son (1907).

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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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Stalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.

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