3 of 3 portraits of John Felton
by Richard Sawyer, published by Walter Benjamin Tiffin
engraving, published 15 May 1830
9 1/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (232 mm x 170 mm) plate size; 9 1/2 in. x 7 in. (240 mm x 177 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- John Felton (1595?-1628), Assassin of the Duke of Buckingham. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.