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The Bath Revolution, or the King Deposed; James Heaven, master of the Lower Rooms, attempted to depose James King as Bath’s Master of Ceremonies. Rear-Admiral Stanhope and Colonel Strode were included in the committee formed to support King.
Read Compare and Judge, or the Freedom of Election Exemplified Sir Francis Burdett was returned as MP Middlesex in 1802, which was declared void in favour of George Mainwaring and then amended in 1805 by which time Burdett had decided to leave politics.
PAIR Upper and Lower House of England: William III presides in the House Commons, with a smaller sketch of the House of Lords above. On the walls hang the famous Hendrick Vroom Arrmada Tapestries commissioned by Lord Admiral Howard and destroyed in the fire of 1834.
The Little Green Man or The Bath Bugaboo. Henry Cope, an eccentric from Bath who always dressed in green, only ate green vegetables and even had green furniture, was known for trying to engage fashionable ladies in conversation.
Hustings outside St Paul’s Covent Garden. The 1808 election saw Sir Francis Burdett put forward as a candidate without his knowledge and then pursued for electioneering costs.
The Illustrious Lover or the D_ of Cumberland done over. With a military reputation for courage, the Duke of Cumberland was staunchly anti-Catholic and held great influence over his brother George IV.
‘Purse, Pussy, Piety and Prevarication’. Lords Northbrook, Granville, Selborne and Salisbury: First Lord of the Admiralty, Foreign Secretary, Lord Chancellor and the future Prime Minister.
Sherry’s Plan of Economy or the Speaker travelling in stile. The speaker in a donkey cart. Sherry refers to Richard Sheridan, famous playwright and Whig politician.
PAIR Reception of HRH the Prince of Orange on entering London: Shown with a pre-Great Fire of 1666 skyline.
The Plumb Pudding in Danger: This iconic caricature depicts Napoleon Bonaparte and William Pitt carving up the globe in the midst of the war between England and France. Pitt’s fork is fashioned in the form of a trident- symbolic of Posidean god of the seas- paring half of the globe away and taking the lucrative West Indies. Napoleon’s fork is fashioned as a bident,- associated with Pluto, ruler of the Underworld – and dives through Hanover, birthplace of the British Monarchy, cutting Europe away from the steaming pudding. Exceptional original colour.
House of Commons: Babble, Birth and Brummagem. Treasury Bench:William Gladstone, Duke of Devonshire and Joseph Chamberlain.
View of the interior with the Commons and King George II in attendance.
Sir Winston Churchill: Portrait of the Independent Liberal candidate.
‘Birth, Behaviour & Business’ Her Majesty’s Opposition. Duke of Rutland, Sir SH Northcote and Sir RA Cross.
Back to Politics. The Autumn Campaign. After the satirist David Wilson.
In 1802 the MP for Middlesex Sir Francis Burdett was returned, however this was overturned two years later in favour of George Mainwaring, considered a puppet of William Pitt.
Sketch showing the preparation for the coronation King George V and Queen Mary. After the satirist David Wilson.