3 of 5 portraits of John Keate
by Augustin Edouart
cut paper silhouette, 1828
10 1/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (259 mm x 175 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.