Extremes Meet in a Radical Embrace. (Query) Who's the Dupe?
London Pub.d by Mc.Lean. [n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. 420 x 285mm (16½ x 11¼"). Paper toned.
O'Connell embraces the Marquis of Blandford, whose head is almost hidden. Cheering crowds are indicated in the background, their cries alluding to the London Union and Birmingham Union. Blandford, M.P. for Woodstock and an ultra-Tory, on 5 Feb. moved an amendment to the Address that the real cause of distress was the close borough system. In this he "most cordially concurred" with O'Connell, and was "happy to see that gentleman devote his talents to the reprobation of so execrable a system . . . he would gladly join heart and hand with so efficient a coadjutor . . .". O'Connell seconded his motion, but without compliments. Blandford's belief that Catholic Emancipation was passed in opposition to the people's wishes made him a fiery Reformer.
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