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Background imageWhig Collection: Integrity retiring from Office!, 1801

Integrity retiring from Office!, 1801
Integrity retiring from Office!, Pub. 1801 (hand coloured engraving). William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) resigns as Prime Minister in protest at Kings rejection of the bills to unite England

Background imageWhig Collection: Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791. Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791. Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791

Background imageWhig Collection: Uncorking Old Sherry, 1805

Uncorking Old Sherry, 1805
Uncorking Old Sherry, pub. 1805 (hand coloured engraving). William Pitt (1759-1806) giving a speech on 6th March 1805

Background imageWhig Collection: Charles, Second Earl Grey, British statesman, c1828 (1936)

Charles, Second Earl Grey, British statesman, c1828 (1936). Premier 1830-1834, 1883. From William Ewart Gladstone and His Contemporaries, Vol. I, 1840-1854, by Thomas Archer, F.R.H.S

Background imageWhig Collection: The Reform Bill, 1832 (c1850s)

The Reform Bill, 1832 (c1850s). The Rt Hon Earl Grey introduced the Reform Act in Parliament in 1832. It was intended to make wide-ranging changes to the British electoral system

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir Thomas Pilkington, thrice Lord Mayor of London; Obit 1691, 1812. Creator: Robert Dunkarton

Sir Thomas Pilkington, thrice Lord Mayor of London; Obit 1691, 1812. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
Sir Thomas Pilkington, thrice Lord Mayor of London; Obit 1691, 1812. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to

Background imageWhig Collection: Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M.P, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M.P, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M.P, 1854. From "Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31 Dec 1853 to 30 Dec 1854"

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir Benjamin Hall, M.P, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Sir Benjamin Hall, M.P, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Sir Benjamin Hall, M.P, 1854. From "Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31 Dec 1853 to 30 Dec 1854"

Background imageWhig Collection: George Gore Ouseley Higgins, Esq. M.P. for Mayo, 1850. Creator: Unknown

George Gore Ouseley Higgins, Esq. M.P. for Mayo, 1850. Creator: Unknown
George Gore Ouseley Higgins, Esq. M.P. for Mayo, 1850. Portrait from a photograph by Beard. In 1847, notwithstanding the severe sufferings of 1845-46-47

Background imageWhig Collection: Lord Gray, n.d. Creator: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Lord Gray, n.d. Creator: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Lord Gray, n.d

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir. R. Steele, (1672-1729), 1830. Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) Irish writer, playwright, and politician, educated at Charterhouse, Christ Church and Merton Colleges, Oxford

Background imageWhig Collection: R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown

R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown
R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish satirist, playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, educated at Harrow School

Background imageWhig Collection: W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown

W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown
W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) British Whig who served as Prime Minister mid 18th century

Background imageWhig Collection: Thomas Holles Pelham, Duke of Newcastle, K. G. c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Thomas Holles Pelham, Duke of Newcastle, K. G. c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Thomas Holles Pelham, Duke of Newcastle, K.G. c1884. Thomas Pelham-Holles (1693-1768), British Whig, educated at Westminster School and Clare College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: A Rude Design for a Grand Historical Picture of The Death of Caesar, 1836. Creator: John Doyle

A Rude Design for a Grand Historical Picture of The Death of Caesar, 1836. Creator: John Doyle
A Rude Design for a Grand Historical Picture of The Death of Caesar, 1836. Satire of British politics, with politicians in a scene from " Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare

Background imageWhig Collection: The Right Honorable Sir Charles Pratt, Knight, now Lord Camden, 1786

The Right Honorable Sir Charles Pratt, Knight, now Lord Camden, 1786. Creator: John Faber the Younger
The Right Honorable Sir Charles Pratt, Knight, now Lord Camden, 1786

Background imageWhig Collection: Cicero in Catilinam, March 17, 1785. Creator: James Sayers

Cicero in Catilinam, March 17, 1785. Creator: James Sayers
Cicero in Catilinam, March 17, 1785

Background imageWhig Collection: The Brazen Image Erected on a Pedestal Wrought by Himself, published May 29, 1802

The Brazen Image Erected on a Pedestal Wrought by Himself, published May 29, 1802

Background imageWhig Collection: William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Later fourth Duke of Devonshire, 1741

William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Later fourth Duke of Devonshire, 1741
William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Later fourth Duke of Devonshire; William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Later 4th Duke of Devonshire; William Cavendish

Background imageWhig Collection: An Election Entertainment, Plate I: Four Prints of an Election, February 24, 1755

An Election Entertainment, Plate I: Four Prints of an Election, February 24, 1755

Background imageWhig Collection: The Right Honorable Henry Fox, Lord Holland, May 19, 1782. Creator: Joseph Haynes

The Right Honorable Henry Fox, Lord Holland, May 19, 1782. Creator: Joseph Haynes
The Right Honorable Henry Fox, Lord Holland, May 19, 1782

Background imageWhig Collection: The Right Honorable Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor, 1795

The Right Honorable Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor, 1795

Background imageWhig Collection: Exterior of a polling booth, New York, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Exterior of a polling booth, New York, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Exterior of a polling booth, New York, 1844. Voters in the US presidential election between James Knox Polk and Henry Clay, at...one of the polling-places, which, heretofore

Background imageWhig Collection: Great Whig Procession, at New York, 1844. Creator: J. Kobb

Great Whig Procession, at New York, 1844. Creator: J. Kobb
Great Whig Procession, at New York, 1844. Crowds line the streets as a mounted procession carries banners through the city: a Whig procession in New York, drawn by J. Kobb

Background imageWhig Collection: Mr. Clay, candidate for the presidency, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Mr. Clay, candidate for the presidency, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Mr. Clay, candidate for the presidency, 1844. Portrait of American politician Henry Clay. Whig Clay was defeated by Democrat James Knox Polk in a close contest which turned on the controversial

Background imageWhig Collection: Uvedale Tomkyns Price (1685-1764) and Members of His Family, possibly early 1730s

Uvedale Tomkyns Price (1685-1764) and Members of His Family, possibly early 1730s

Background imageWhig Collection: Lord W. Russel, (1639-1683), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Lord W. Russel, (1639-1683), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Lord W. Russel, (1639-1683), 1830. William Russell, Lord Russell (1639-1683) English politician during the reign of King Charles II

Background imageWhig Collection: Swift, (1667-1745), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Swift, (1667-1745), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Swift, (1667-1745), 1830. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer for the Whigs then the Tories who attended Trinity College, Dublin

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir P. Francis, (1740-1818), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir P. Francis, (1740-1818), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir P. Francis, (1740-1818), 1830. Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818) Irish-born British politician and pamphleteer, thought to be author of the Letters of Junius critical of King George III

Background imageWhig Collection: C. Fox, (1749-1806), 1830. Creator: Unknown

C. Fox, (1749-1806), 1830. Creator: Unknown
C. Fox, (1749-1806), 1830. Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig statesman and arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger

Background imageWhig Collection: Gibbon, (1737-1794), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Gibbon, (1737-1794), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Gibbon, (1737-1794), 1830. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) English historian, writer and MP, educated at Kingston Grammar School and Westminster School boarding house

Background imageWhig Collection: Congreve, (1670-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Congreve, (1670-1729), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Congreve, (1670-1729), 1830. William Congreve (1670-1729) English playwright and poet of the Restoration period, known for satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners

Background imageWhig Collection: Edmund Burke, (1729-1797), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Edmund Burke, (1729-1797), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Edmund Burke, (1729-1797), 1830. Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher, MP from 1766-1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750

Background imageWhig Collection: Edward G. E. L. Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton, (1850), c1884. Creator: Unknown

Edward G. E. L. Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton, (1850), c1884. Creator: Unknown
Edward G.E.L. Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton, (1850), c1884. Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 -1873), English writer and politician educated at Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: Earl Russell, c1860, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Earl Russell, c1860, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Earl Russell, c1860, (c1884). John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Whig and Liberal politician, educated at Westminster School and Edinburgh University

Background imageWhig Collection: Lord Macaulay, c1850, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Lord Macaulay, c1850, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Lord Macaulay, c1850, (c1884). Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, (1800-1859) British historian and Whig politician, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: Lord Melbourne, c1800, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Lord Melbourne, c1800, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Lord Melbourne, c1800, (c1884). William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), British Whig educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: Earl Grey, c1810, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Earl Grey, c1810, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Earl Grey, c1810, (c1884). Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), British whig and reformer educated at Richmond School, Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: Edmund Burke, c1760, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Edmund Burke, c1760, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Edmund Burke, c1760, (c1884). Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish author, orator and liberal conservative political theorist and philosopher, educated at Trinity College Dublin

Background imageWhig Collection: Lord Chatham, c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Lord Chatham, c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Lord Chatham, c1740, (c1884). William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778) British Whig, educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford

Background imageWhig Collection: Henry Pelham, c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Henry Pelham, c1740, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Henry Pelham, c1740, (c1884). Henry Pelham (1694-1754) British Whig educated at Westminster School and Kings College, Cambridge

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir Robert Walpole, c1710, (c1884). Creator: Unknown

Sir Robert Walpole, c1710, (c1884). Creator: Unknown
Sir Robert Walpole, c1710, (c1884). Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, (1676-1745), Eton educated British Whig and Knight of the Garter regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir Philip Francis, K. C. B. (Junius), c1790, (c1880). Creator: George Romney

Sir Philip Francis, K. C. B. (Junius), c1790, (c1880). Creator: George Romney
Sir Philip Francis, K.C.B. (Junius), c1790, (c1880). Sir Philip Francis (1740- 1818) Irish-born British Whig politician and pamphleteer, thought to be the author of the Letters of Junius

Background imageWhig Collection: William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, c1770, (1890). Creator: Unknown

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, c1770, (1890). Creator: Unknown
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, c1770, (1890). William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, (1708- 1778) British statesman and Whig group who served twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain

Background imageWhig Collection: Sir Robert Walpole, c1710-1720, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Sir Robert Walpole, c1710-1720, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Sir Robert Walpole, c1710-1720, (1890). Robert Walpole (1676- 1745) British statesman generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain

Background imageWhig Collection: Samuel Whitbread, Esq. (1764- 1815), 1816. Creator: Unknown

Samuel Whitbread, Esq. (1764- 1815), 1816. Creator: Unknown
Samuel Whitbread, Esq. (1764- 1815) 1816. Samuel Whitbread (1764- 1815) British politician and reformer, admired Napoleon and his reforms in France and Europe, died by his own hand on 6 July 1815

Background imageWhig Collection: Holland House, from the North, c1876. Creator: Unknown

Holland House, from the North, c1876. Creator: Unknown
Holland House, from the North, c1876. Jacobean country house in Kensington built 1605 for Sir Walter Cope by architect John Thorpe, a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century

Background imageWhig Collection: Holland House, c1876. Creator: Unknown

Holland House, c1876. Creator: Unknown
Holland House, c1876. Jacobean country house in Kensington built 1605 for Sir Walter Cope by architect John Thorpe, a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century



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