3 of 8 portraits of A.S. Byatt
© estate of Fay Godwin / British Library / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Fay Godwin
bromide print, circa 1971
9 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (232 mm x 150 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Dame Antonia Susan ('A.S.') Byatt (1936-), Novelist, critic and editor. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Fay Godwin (1931-2005), Photographer. Artist of 48 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1971back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.
Art and scienceMichael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.
InternationalThe Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.
In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.
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