1 portrait of Lord Byron
by Samuel Freeman, published by Henry Colburn, after Marianne Leigh Hunt
stipple engraving, 1828
12 in. x 10 in. (305 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 15 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (398 mm x 300 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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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.
Art and scienceLondon Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
InternationalDaniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.
- Performance: Blake and Byron, Incandescent Fame
21 February, 19:00