The Rt. Honble. Charles Earl Grey, Prime Minister of England.Delivered, Gratis, with the Bell's New Weekly Messenger. On Sunday, 10th. June, 1832.
Mezzotint with etching, sheet 195 x 130mm. 7¾ x 5". Trimmed within plate.
Portrait of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764 - 1845), Prime Minister, holding his 1832 Reform Bill; supplement to a contemporary periodical. Grey was the leader of the Whigs from 1806 to 1834. He led the party through the triumph of the Reform Act which extended the vote to the middle classes and gave representation to Britain's growing industrial towns. A follower of Fox, Grey had argued for constitutional reform since entering Parliament in 1786. He was an ardent supporter of Catholic emancipation and presided over the act to abolish slavery in all British-controlled territories (1833).
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