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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.
Fencibles were Army regiments raised during threats of invasion.
The speaker in a donkey cart. Sherry refers to Richard Sheridan, famous playwright and Whig politician.
Westminster Election: 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.
In 1802 Sir Francis Burdett a populist MP was returned as MP Middlesex, in 1804 declared void in favour of George Mainwaring and then ammendeed in 1805 by which time Burdett had decided to leave polotics.
Parliament Square: Sketch showing the preparation for the coronation King George V and Queen Mary. After the satirist David Wilson.
With a military reputation for courage, the Duke of Cumberland was staunchly anti-catholic and held great influence over his brother George IV.
Sir Winston Churchill: Portrait of the Independent Liberal candidate.
House of Lords: View of the interior with the Commons and King George II in attendance.
House of Commons: Babble, Birth and Brummagem. Treasury Bench:William Gladstone, Duke of Devonshire and Joseph Chamberlain.
In 1802 Sir Francis Burdett was returned as MP Middlesex, in 1804 declared void in favour of George Mainwaring and then amended in 1805 by which time Burdett had decided to leave politics.
PAIR Reception of HRH the Prince of Orange on entering London shown with a pre-Great Fire of 1666 skyline.: De Hoogh,, a great propogandist of William III, used the sketches of his draughtsman Hekhuisan as the raw material for this view.
House of Commons: ‘Birth, Behaviour & Business’ Her Majesty’s Opposition.Duke of Rutland, Sir SH Northcote and Sir RA Cross.
Parliament: Plan of the principal floor with key.
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.
House of Commons: ‘Purse, Pussy, Piety and Prevarication’. Lords Northbrook, Granville, Selborne and Salisbury: First Lord of the Admiralty, Foriegn Secretary, Lord Chancellor and the future Prime Minister.
Parliament: Back to Politics. The Autumn Campaign. After the satirist David Wilson.